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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light


October 19, 2017

Controlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integrated circuit. For light to couple between optical components, it needs to be moving at the same momentum. Now, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to control the momentum of broadband light in a widely-used optical component known as a whispering gallery microcavity. Full Story

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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