With Trapped Waves, Researchers Resolve a Longstanding Debate

June 21, 2023

With a dramatic boost in computing capability, a team of researchers has solved a decades-long mystery about whether optical waves can be trapped in three-dimensional randomly packed micro- or nanoparticles. It’s a discovery that could open new possibilities for lasers and photocatalysts among other applications.

Led by Prof. Hui Cao, researchers have finally provided a definite answer as to whether light can be localized in three-dimensions.

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