Unique microscope allows scientists to see the movement of light for the first time

Scientists at the Technion Institute of Technology were able to study light using an ultra-fast transmission electron microscope.

Thanks to the amazing apparatus, they were able to consider the processes taking place, which previously had to be simulated, and even apply microscopic methods to study the movements of photons and electrons.

In previous studies, the microscope was used to study the behavior of atoms or quantum dots, but then the possibilities of scientists were limited. In the new experiment, scientists used photonic cavities, essentially nanoscopic crystals, where they were able to see freely flowing and interacting electrons and photons.

Israeli researchers believe that their achievement will help find a solution to an important problem in the field of quantum computing. It lies in the fact that qubits, which are used to store data in quantum computers, are prone to generating errors. New technology for capturing light will make them much more stable.