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Could computers reach light speed?

Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel nearly as fast as light through the air, and new research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows these waves, called surface plasmons, travel far enough to possibly ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Chips that can steer light

If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands swivel and ...

dateJan 09, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Counting atoms with glass fiber

( -- Glass fiber cables are indispensable for the internet – now they can also be used as a quantum physics lab. The Vienna University of Technology is the only research facility in the world, where single ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in General Physics
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