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January 29, 2004

optical nanoguides

a new, extremely tiny light guide is designed quite differently. Instead of holding the light in, this nanoscale fiber lets about half its light energy flow outside in a glowing, evanescent field. It acts "like a rail for the light," said Eric Mazur, a professor of physics at Harvard University who led the research team that developed what are called optical nanowires.

from the NYT Posted by spot at January 29, 2004 09:28 AM

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