Category Archives: Quantum Physics

How to Trap a Rainbow

Groovy! A team of electrical engineers and chemists at Lehigh University have experimentally verified the “rainbow” trapping effect, demonstrating that plasmonic structures can slow down light waves over a broad range of wavelengths. The idea that a rainbow of broadband … Continue reading

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Let There Not Be Light

scientists at Yale University have built the world’s first anti-laser, in which incoming beams of light interfere with one another in such a way as to perfectly cancel each other out. World’s first anti-laser built Yesterday upon the stair I … Continue reading

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Slow Light

Scientists have built an optical device smaller than a dime that slows light down to 155 miles per second, the slowest ever managed on a chip. … The 6-meter-long incoming light pulse was squashed like a Slinky, fitting into just … Continue reading

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