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8/14/2013 09:00 AM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Quantum Revelations
R_Colin_Johnson   8/14/2013 4:45:38 PM
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Quantum technologies are getting closer and closer to being visible with the naked eye. And MEMS devices are finding a bigger and bigger range of applications. The two were bound to meet, and these researchers have one of the first merging of these important technologies going forward.

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cool technology
krisi   8/16/2013 4:10:18 PM
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This looks like a neat technology, when will it be commercially ready? what are the applications?

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Re: cool technology
R_Colin_Johnson   8/16/2013 6:12:36 PM
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Squeezed light is pretty cutting edge and years from commercialization, but it has helped make the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) more sensitive.

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commercial use?
krisi   8/16/2013 9:59:00 PM
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thank you Colin, but years away from what...I am still not clear of commercial use of this technology...understanding fundamental science is great but making something useful would be great too

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JanineLove   8/30/2013 1:22:27 PM
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Could it be used in the metrology tools for semiconductor wafer processing?

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Process
JanineLove   8/30/2013 1:23:02 PM
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Do we know what the insulator is? silicon dioxide or sapphire?

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JanineLove   8/30/2013 1:23:40 PM
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Are there any other labs doing similar work?

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/30/2013 1:32:38 PM
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As the dimension of semiconductors approach the nanoscale, it may be necessary to turn to ultra-precision metrology methods based on squeezed light.

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/30/2013 1:41:13 PM
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NIST is also working on squeezed light metrology techniques.

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