Photons For Sale

Single particles of light are now for sale!

February 28, 2008

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SAN DIEGO -- The world's first commercial source of individual photons (particles of light) using diamond based quantum technology has been developed by Quantum Communications Victoria (QCV) within the School of Physics at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

The Single Photon Source will be launched today at the Optical Fibre Communication Conference and Exposition in San Diego, USA. The technology uses the unique properties of diamond to produce single particles of light (photons) at room temperature on demand.

"This is a critical moment in the development of quantum based technologies for practical use," said QCV CEO Dr. Shane Huntington. "The availability of a commercial single photon source will enable many viable quantum technologies to reach the market place."

Quantum Communications Victoria

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