YSaC, Vol. 1609: Saturday Night’s Alright (For Photon)
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Wow. It’s only been a few months since Chen, et al. published their results on building a transistor with a single photon. (Science 16 August 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6147 pp. 768-770 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238169) It’s a really fascinating piece of research – they used a cloud of cesium atoms coupled to an optical cavity and then used a pulse from a “gate” laser. The amazing part is that catching just ONE photon was enough to detune the system. Neat huh?
And now just three months later, here it is on Craigslist. I’ll bet there’s currently dirty socks hanging off the thing.
Oh well. Science!