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On a Wire or in a Fiber, a Wave is a Wave


July 13, 2007

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Around the world, students learn about the wave nature of light through the interference patterns of "Young's double-slit experiment," first performed over 200 years ago and still considered among the most beautiful physics experiments. Using an analogous experiment, researchers at Brown and Stanford Universities have shown that a simple analytical model can describe the wave nature of surface plasmon polaritons. Full Story

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