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Dark side of light discovered

Dark side of light discovered
July 15, 2009, 11:41:37 AM
Varg was right:

A team of Yale University researchers has discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be controlled by light rather than electricity.

"This completes the picture," Tang said. "We've shown that this is indeed a bipolar light force with both an attractive and repulsive component."

The attractive and repulsive light forces Tang's team discovered are separate from the force created by light's radiation pressure, which pushes against an object as light shines on it. Instead, they push out or pull in sideways from the direction the light travels.


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Re: Dark side of light discovered
July 15, 2009, 04:27:51 PM
That's another step toward fully holographic, or at least optical in the near term, information systems where binary no longer needs to be electrical. The photon working medium potentially scales down significantly more which is a better fit for nanoscale 'tard assassins.