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Synthetic Magnetism Used to Control Light: Opens Door to Nanoscale Applications That Use Light Instead of Electricity

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121031151609.htm

 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2012) — Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

 

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Promise of harnessing light. An advance could yield a new class of

nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity. (Credit: © mrage / Fotolia)

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If you can literally bend light... Applications seem endless, not the least of which would be stealth. A clearer optic on the universe would be nice, if you don't have to digitally maneuver photon's, maybe dynamically move them in real-time to where they belong.

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If you can literally bend light... Applications seem endless, not the least of which would be stealth. A clearer optic on the universe would be nice, if you don't have to digitally maneuver photon's, maybe dynamically move them in real-time to where they belong.

 

Is Bending light possible ?

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Maybe a little closer to a practical cloaking device.:) Such devices seemingly could control feedback and background "noise" in fiber optic systems and probably many other possible new fiber optic applications. It also seems likely such devices could enable possible telescopic improvements and advances :)

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