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Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams


August 12, 2013

images of light beam with & without a bubble lens Bending light beams to your whim sounds like a job for a wizard or a complex array of bulky mirrors, lenses and prisms, but a few tiny liquid bubbles may be all that is necessary to open the doors for next-generation, high-speed circuits and displays, according to Penn State researchers. Full Story

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