Technology’s Cutting Edge
Posted December 15, 2015 by Ben Hicok
Take heart Star Wars fans, scientists have proven that lightsaber weapons are theoretically possible. The weapons have been used to devastating effect by the likes of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. Perhaps one day they can also be wielded by your friendly IT service professional to help defend against Trade Federation loving Cryptolocker viruses or Sith serving identity hackers! Scientists at Harvard and MIT have identified a way to bind photons together in a manner that would cause them to behave like weapons developed for a more civilized age from George Lucas’ Star Wars movies.
In the journal Nature, scientists explained their experiment results regarding the achievable nonlinear phase of the photons are limited by the linewidth of the laser used; these technical limitations can be overcome by using stronger control lasers with improved frequency stability. At Complete Network Support we help turn nerd talk into decipherable language; so what we are trying to say is lightsabers are within the realm of possibility!
We are about to get entirely physics geek again; speaking in the Guardian, Harvard University physics Professor Mikhail Lukin stated, “Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless and do not interact. What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they act as though they have mass, and bind together to form molecules. It’s not an inapt analogy to compare this to lightsabers. While interacting, these photons deflect and push against one another. The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.”
At Complete Network Support we are committed to the cutting edge of technology. We do not know how utilizing light saber technology will help you grow your business but rest assured we will be ready to deploy it when the time comes.