November 15, 2013
Photon Detected & Not Destroyed for 1st Time
A. Grant, ScienceNews
The Associated Press
Physicists have seen a single particle of light and then let it go on its way. The feat was possible thanks to a new technique that, for the first time, detects optical photons without destroying them. The technology could eventually offer perfect detection of photons, providing a boost to quantum communication and even biological imaging.
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