For The First Time, Scientists Achieve ‘Liquid Light’ at Room Temperature

Science Alert  July 7, 2018 An international team of researchers (Italy, Canada, Finland, UK) sandwiched a 130-nanometre-thick layer of organic molecules between two ultra-reflective mirrors and blasted it with a 35 femtosecond laser pulse to combine the properties of photons – such as their light effective mass and fast velocity – with strong interactions due to the electrons within the molecules. The flow of polaritons is not disturbed like waves under regular circumstances. According to the researchers, the findings pave the way not only to new studies of quantum hydrodynamics, but also to room-temperature polariton devices for advanced future technology, […]