Scientists Institute of Technology Technion (Israel) for the first time were able to explore the light using ultrafast transmission electron microscope.
Thanks to the unique camera, they were able not only to observe the processes that previously had to simulate or mimic, but to use microscopy techniques to study the behavior of photons and electrons.
In previous studies, the microscope was used to analyze the behavior of atoms or quantum dots, but then the ability of scientists was limited. In the new study, the team used a photonic cavity, which are essentially nanoscopic crystals in which the scientists were able to observe freely the current and the interacting electrons and photons.
Israeli scientists hope that their research will help solve one of the important issues in the field of quantum computing. The fact that qubits, which are responsible for the storage of information in quantum computers, it is highly susceptible to generating errors. The new technology of light trap, it is likely to make them much more stable.