Nanoscale Coaxial Optical Microscope

This image is a simulation of visible light traveling in nanoscale coaxial cable, in much the same way that radio waves travel in a conventional coaxial cable. A team at Boston College is fabricating such "nanocoax" devices and using them to perform optical microscopy. 

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Reporters may freely use this video. Credit format: Video courtesy of Fan Ye, Naughton-Lab, Boston College (2011).

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Simulation of visible light traveling in nanoscale coaxial cable