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Metamaterials open up entirely new possibilities in optics

Image   •   Nov 29, 2016 09:43 GMT

Illustration of a light bender based on the newly proposed technique: light propagates along the surface of an optical chip and flows into a metamaterial layer from the left. Thanks to a specific thickness variation, the light is either bent to the right or allowed to propagate straight through towards the exit of the optical chip without being disrupted.
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Photographer / Source Sophie Viaene
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Image dimensions 2165 x 1178 pixels