Scientists achieve the freezing light for one minute
It wasn’t long ago that I reported on scientific research about creating matter from light, a result of the effort of a scientific team of Harvard and MIT which opens incredible possibilities for scientific advancement in the future.
A few weeks ago, German researchers managed to freeze light for one minute. The concept of ‘freezing’ the light is not something that an ordinary person can understand, in fact it could even been used as a Koan for meditation! However even if it sounds impossible, we need to realize that light is photons and electromagnetic energy that moves with a speed of 300 million meters per second. Since photons are energy particles and as with any kind of particle virtually anything is possible, and this is what the German scientists proved.
The experiment used a crystal and by using a double laser and quantum properties the scientists managed to trap one beam inside the other. By doing this they managed to store information in light form inside the crystal and then successfully retrieve it. It looks that the light crystals used in science fiction movies to store information and/or energy will soon become a reality.
Furthermore, by managing to hold the light in place, scientists have come a step closer to creating quantum computers, which could one day become a reality. This research is another amazing scientific leap towards a better future but most importantly towards understanding life and its mysteries.
By John Black