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All-optical computers and ultrafast optical communications could be enabled by a new theory that combines slow light with metamaterials. Trapped rainbow. Metamaterial. Ortwin Hess with his colleagues from the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey.

Ortwin Hess with his colleagues from the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey.

They hope to construct the theoretical material for a real-life demonstration of the "trapped rainbow".

Image Credit: Boris Starosta

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