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Equations developed by physicist James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of lightwave. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania State University made the discovery by analyzing how light waves interact with certain naturally occurring or man-made crystals.
The researchers found that a previously unknown type of lightwave, recently named the Dyakonov-Voigt wave, was produced at the interface where the crystals meet another material, such as oil or water. Dyakonov-Voigt waves can be produced only by using certain types of crystals whose optical properties depend on the direction in which light passes through them.
Dyakonov-Voigt waves decay as…READ MORE