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Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

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