Photonic Edge

credit Emily Edwards and Mohammad Hafezi (Joint Quantum Institute)
An artist’s impression of a photonic edge state. 

This image demonstrates how several arrangements of mirrors, known as optical resonators, can guide light waves. Scientists hope that looking more closely at these optical resonators will allow them to overcome obstacles related to disorder in photonics.  

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