Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Slow It Down

Photonics Spectra
Sep 1999
For the second time in six months, a team of researchers has succeeded in slowing laser light to a sluggish pace. Michael Kash and his colleagues at Texas A&M University in College Station heated a cloud of rubidium gas to 87 oC, then targeted a beam of light through the gas-filled chamber, causing light to slow to 90 meters per second. Details of the work appear in the June 28 issue of Physical Review Letters.

In February, a team of physicists at the Rowland Institute of Science in Cambridge, Mass., achieved a similar feat, slowing light to 17 meters per second by shining a coupling beam through an ultracold cloud of sodium atoms.

Research & TechnologyTech Pulse

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.