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A zero-index waveguide
October 9, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In 2015, Harvard University researchers developed the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero, meaning that the phase of light could be stretched infinitely long. The metamaterial represented a new method to manipulate light and was an important step forward for integrated photonic circuits. Now, Harvard researchers have developed a zero-index waveguide compatible with current silicon photonic technologies. Credit: Second Bay Studios/Harvard SEAS (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)Full Story
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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