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Light is found to be confined within a planar slab with periodic array of holes, although the light is theoretically "allowed" to escape. Blue and red colors indicate surfaces of equal electric field.
Image: Chia Wei Hsu
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Members of the team that discovered and demonstrated the new way to trap light. From left: Bo Zhen, Chia Wei Hsu, Steven Johnson, John Joannopoulos, Marin Soljačić, Song-Liang Chua and Jeongwon Lee. The background is a snapshot of a theoretical simulation of their system, where light (its electric field shown in blue and red patterns) is confined in a slab with periodic array of holes.
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