Spin-optics on an Atomic Scale: Chips of the Future

Technion researchers develop a smart light source based on a single atomic layer of matter.

The achievement provides a platform for the development of new quantum applications for computing and communication.

Researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have developed a new light source based on a single atomic layer. The discovery is based on the interaction of a single atomic layer with nano-antenna arrays in a silicon chip by creating defects in photonic crystals. Published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the development enables the control of the spin of emitted photons from two-dimensional matter and paves the way for new photonic devices based on “atomic scale spin-optics.”

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