Carbon nanotubes

A quantum light source

Single-photon emission from carbon nanotubes has been observed by researchers in Switzerland. The findings give hope for a new type of light source for quantum computing and quantum communication.

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Demming, A. A quantum light source. Nature Photon 2, 459–460 (2008) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.143

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