Sheba Adds Senior Strategic Advisor: People in the News: 6/12/24
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Metalenz, a meta-optics technology company, appointed Gaurav Aggarwal vice president of software and systems engineering and Mari-Anne Gagliardi vice president of operations. Before joining Metalenz, Aggarwal was director of back-end software engineering at Snorkel AI and has held engineering leadership roles at Broadcom, Immedia/Blink, Samsung Research, and Facebook (Meta Platforms) where he worked on Oculus AR and VR projects. Most recently, Gagliardi served as director of operations at Qorvo Power Device Solutions and as vice president of operations for United Silicon Carbide Inc. where sh ..read more
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Photonic Insulator Offers Platform for Study of Light-Matter Interaction
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Exciton-polaritons — the hybrid quasiparticles of excitons and photons — have the potential to serve as a tunable, nonlinear platform for studying topological phenomena. However, due to limitations in materials, experimental observations using an exciton-polariton platform have so far been unable to enter the nonlinear condensation regime. A photonic topological insulator can guide photons to interfaces designed within the material while preventing light from scattering through the material. Using this property, topological insulators can compel many photons to behave coherently, as if they ..read more
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Chip-Based 3D Printer for Prototyping on the Go
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Teams at MIT and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) have fabricated a proof-of-concept chip-based 3D printer. The device, which is small enough to fit on a U.S. quarter, consists of a single millimeter-scale photonic chip that emits reconfigurable beams of light into a well of resin that cures into a solid shape when light strikes it. The prototype eschews moving parts in favor of an array of tiny optical antennas to steer a beam of light into the rapid-cure resin, combining silicon photonics with photochemistry to print arbitrary 2D patterns. MIT’s Notaros group, led by professo ..read more
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Omega Optical Names CEO
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Omega Optical, a designer and manufacturer of optical elements supplying OEMs and customers in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, and semiconductor markets, has appointed David Cooper CEO. Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in industrial technology leadership roles, and he most recently served as a senior operating partner at Cerberus Capital Management. Previously, he held executive and commercial leadership positions at APITech (now Spectrum Control), Owens Corning, Honeywell, and Air Products & Chemicals ..read more
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Atom Computing Lands Investment, Expands Overseas
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Quantum computing developer Atom Computing has received a 70 million DKK ($10.2 million) investment from the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO). That money and a new partnership with Danish officials will help the company to establish its European headquarters in Copenhagen. “In Denmark, Atom Computing employs quantum research that began over 100 years ago at the Niels Bohr Institute and continues to this day at Danish universities and NATO’s Deep Tech Lab – Quantum,” Atom Computing CEO Rob Hays wrote in a blog post discussing the partnership. CEO at Atom Computing Robert Hays (lef ..read more
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Quantinuum Launches 56-Qubit Quantum Computer: Week in Brief: 6/7/2024
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Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company, has developed a quantum computer with 56 trapped-ion qubits. Called the H2-1, the computer was tested by a joint team from Quantinuum and JPMorgan Chase by running a random circuit sampling algorithm that achieved an estimated 30,000x reduction in power consumption compared to classical supercomputers and a 100x improvement over a similar test done by Google in 2019. Quantinuum also recently closed a $300 million equity fundraise anchored by JPMorgan Chase, bringing the total capital raised by Quantinuum since inception to approximately $62 ..read more
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Optogenetic Stimulation Enables Fatigue-Resistant Muscle Control
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Using optogenetics, MIT researchers developed a neuromodulation method that could someday help people with amputations, paralysis, and other conditions that restrict movement to regain muscle control for extended periods of time. The researchers showed that functional optogenetic stimulation (FOS) can enable fatigue-resistant control of muscles with higher accuracy and higher generated force than functional electrical stimulation (FES). For decades, researchers have explored the potential of FES to control muscles in the body. This method uses electrodes implanted in the body to stimulate ne ..read more
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Quandela Launches Pilot Line for Qubit Devices
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Quantum computing startup Quandela is establishing a pilot line for high-performance photonic qubit devices. Located at The Photovoltaic Institute of Île-de-France (IPVF), the line is expected to produce more than two thousand devices per year over the next two years. With the pilot line’s opening, the company aims to boost device manufacturability and performance to accelerate the deployment of error-corrected quantum computers. At full capacity, it is projected to produce 10,000 devices per year with qubit density increasing to hundreds of devices per square millimeter. The manufacturing p ..read more
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Flexible, Stretchable Device Addresses Tuning Limitations in Structural Color
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A research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed a stretchable photonic device capable of controlling light wavelengths in all directions. According to the researchers, the work establishes a foundational technology for advanced photonic devices with potential in various industrial applications. Conventional displays and image sensors produce colors by blending red, green, and blue whereas structural color technology produces colors through the interaction of light with microscopic nanostructures, resulting in more vivid and diverse displays of color. T ..read more
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Fusion Startup Xcimer Raises $100M, Plans Laser Prototype
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Fusion energy startup Xcimer Energy has raised $100 million in a series A financing round. The company plans to use the funds to establish a new facility in Denver where it will build a prototype laser system to advance the development of its laser-driven inertial fusion. The company also plans to expand its technical team in Denver, where it recently moved the majority of its employees. Xcimer has also hired a senior vice president of engineering, Giovanni Greco, who will lead the companies engineering efforts beginning with the design, development, and manufacturing of the prototype laser ..read more
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