Physicists catch light in the eye of the storm

4 June 2018

Stillness rules the eye of a hurricane; without a hurricane no eye, and without an eye no hurricane. In a similar manner, physicists of research institute AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Texas at Austin, have captured light in the eye of an optical vortex. 'The light could move in any direction but does not do so,' says researcher Hugo Doeleman. The research will be published on June 4th in the top journal Nature Photonics.

Hugo Doeleman in labaratorium (credits: Lukas Helmbrecht, AMOLF)Hugo Doeleman in labaratorium (credits: Lukas Helmbrecht, AMOLF)


Source: AMOLF