New photonics breakthrough

Science Daily  December 13, 2019 An international team of researchers (USA – City College of New York, Russia) has shown that long-range interactions in the metamaterial changes the common behavior of light waves forcing them to localize in space. The study shows that by controlling the degree of such interactions one can switch between trapped and extended (propagating) character of optical waves. The new approach to trap light allows the design of new types of optical resonators, which may have significant impact on antennas in smartphones and Wi-Fi routers, and optical chips in optoelectronics used for transferring data over the […]