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Halting light

  1. Jun 23, 2005 #1
    I know that they can do it, but what would it look like, or is it unseeable?
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2005 #2
    Unseeable

    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.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2005 #3

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2005
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