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2009-11-12 11:19:33

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough that could change the world's thinking on what light is capable of. The researchers in the University's new Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) have discovered that light within optical fibers can be squeezed into much tighter spaces than was previously believed possible. Optical fibers usually act like pipes for light, with the light bouncing around inside the pipe. As you shrink down the size of the fiber,...


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