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  • Getting more information by measuring faster and averaging less

    For signals barely larger than the noise in a system, measurement is generally a trade-off between speed and precision. Averaging over several measurements reduces the influence of noise but takes …

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  • A Better Understanding of Symmetry Breaking

    In an international collaboration, AMOLF researchers have theoretically described and experimentally observed spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB) in two laser-driven coupled optical cavities. SSB is a universal phenomenon that occurs in …

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  • AMOLF scientists unravel noise-assisted signal amplification in systems with memory

    Signals can be amplified by an optimum amount of noise, but this so-called stochastic resonance is a rather fragile phenomenon. Researchers at AMOLF were the first to investigate the role …

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  • AMOLF-wetenschappers laten zien hoe signaalversterking door ruis werkt in systemen met geheugen

    Signalen kunnen versterkt worden door een optimale hoeveelheid ruis, maar dit fenomeen van zogenoemde stochastische resonantie is tamelijk fragiel. Onderzoekers van AMOLF hebben voor het eerst de rol van geheugen …

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  • The properties of your microscope do matter

    The coupling of light and matter is relevant to many emerging technologies like lasers, LEDs, sensors, and more. To observe this coupling researchers use optical microscopes, and the signatures of …

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  • Olive oil sheds new light on universality in phase transitions

    A simple drop of olive oil in a system of photons bouncing between two mirrors, has revealed universal aspects of phase transitions in physics. Researchers at AMOLF used an oil-filled …

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  • Noise in a sensor? No problem!

    Using noise to enhance optical sensing In conventional sensing methods, noise is always a problem, especially in systems that are meant to detect changes in their environment that are hardly …

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  • Ruis op het signaal? Geen probleem!

    Betere optische detectie door ruis op het signaal te omarmen Elke meting heeft last van ruis. Dat geldt zeker voor sensoren die veranderingen in de omgeving moeten waarnemen die nauwelijks …

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  • Said Rodriguez wins Early Career Award

    Today the Royal Academy announced that AMOLF group leader Said Rodriguez is one of the winners of the Early Career Award. With this new prize the Academy wishes to reward …

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  • ERC Starting Grant for Said Rodriguez

    AMOLF group leader Said Rodriguez (Interacting Photons) has received a Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The project is entitled ‚ÄúStrongly CORrelated Polaritons In …

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