Volume 46, Number 5-6, September-December 2015Special issue on the science of light
|Page(s)||13 - 17|
|Published online||20 November 2015|
Light trapped in hair-thin optical “wires” made of transparent materials such as glass can be piped around tight corners in computer chips, across oceans in telecommunications and back and forth inside a cavity in lasers. By eliminating beam diffraction, and allowing precise control over the beam shape and the chromatic dispersion, optical waveguides make many astonishing things possible.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2015
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