Breaks classical wavelength diffraction limit
December 11, 2012 12:50 AM Subscribe
New plasmon technique breaks classical diffraction limit of light Plasmon techniques have been showing up in some strange newer tech (Solar Cells, Metamaterials) This time researchers at CalTech have found a wave (using plasmons) to focus laser light (with a wavelength of hundreds of nanometers) into a point of "a few nanometers" across. Among the possible applications listed is a new kind of microscope that could image cell features, a 50x increase in disk drive density, and the usual increase of bandwidth and fiber optic communication capabilities.
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