Today’s Spotlight features an image, courtesy of the researchers, showing a plot of radiative quality factor as a function of wave vector for a photonic crystal slab.
Researchers at MIT who succeeded last year in creating a material that could trap light and stop it in its tracks have now developed a more fundamental understanding of the process. The new work — which could help explain some basic physical mechanisms — reveals that this behavior is connected to a wide range of other seemingly unrelated phenomena.
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