Halting light

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I know that they can do it, but what would it look like, or is it unseeable?
 
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Think about how vision works: We "see" light that strikes our eyeballs after bouncing off of objects. The light is an electric pulse that stimulates a current in our eye and brain.

That said, frozen light (which I have heard of but do not actually know about) does not actual reach our eyeball if it is indeed frozen, and so we cannot see it.
 
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Someone502 said:
I know that they can do it, but what would it look like, or is it unseeable?
Here's an article about it

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3308109.stm

Essentially it seems the photons aren't really stopped they are bounced back and forward between the equivalent of 2 mirrors.
 
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