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Slow light and inertia

  1. Feb 12, 2006 #1
    I was reading some some popular science rags and came across an article that espoused:

    But I didn't think all these "Slow Light" experiments actually slowed light at all. You are just making light travel slower through a medium. You are slowing down the absorption and emission of the photons while they travel through that medium. You wouldn't be increasing inertia or energy of the photons would you? The article made it sound as if you would.

    Embarrassing popular science rag link, where I got above quote:

    Good link to new Slow Light article:
    http://focus.aps.org/story/v17/st1" [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
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