Thursday, November 03, 2005

Photonic Silicon Waveguide / Atomic Entanglement

IBM, labs at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley have effectively caused light to slow down as much at 1/300th of its "contstant" speed of 186,000 miles per second.

It's funny that this is considered "news" as of 11/2/05 considering slowing down light has been done since at least 1998, and a
complete cessation of photon transmission was achieved as far back as 2001.

This has relevance in the field of quantum computing. I'll leave it at that, since I'm a nerd.


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