June 29, 2003

Harnessing Light

Significant discovery w/ photonic crystals "shocks physicists":

Claims of "unexpected and stunning new physical phenomena" are rare in the abstract of a reputable scientific paper. But the latest report by photonics crystal pioneer John Joannopoulos and his group at MIT, soon to be published in Physical Review Letters, does not disappoint.

The researchers document the ultimate control over light: a way to shift the frequency of light beams to any desired colour, with near 100 per cent efficiency. "The degree of control over light really is quite shocking," comments photonics expert Eli Yablonovitch at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Read the article at NewScientist.com. [Thanks to jleft for mentioning this]. Posted by brian at June 29, 2003 10:25 PM

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