A new quantum sensor developed by researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Waterloo in Canada has the ability to considerably improve quantum communication and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments. The sensors are the first of their kind and are based on semiconductor nanowires that can detect single particles of light with high timing resolution, speed and efficiency over an unparalleled wavelength range, from ultraviolet to near-infrared.
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