Sunday, February 22, 2009
Research To Improve Fiber Optics And Computing
From Defense Tech:
ARLINGTON, Va: An internationally celebrated physicist and researcher, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation and NASA, has overseen work leading to the first successful manipulation of coherent optical information.
Dr. Lene Hau has discovered applications through her work with light and matter that will impact the Air Force by providing significant advances in computing, optical networks and quantum computing.
In her earlier work, Dr. Hau slowed light down to 38 mph by shooting a laser through very cold atoms. Then she halted light, restarted it and sent it on its way.
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