RE: This is the best thing since sliced bread!

From: denis bider (
Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 12:50:43 MST

John Clark forwards:

> Thus, the information that the light pulse carried (all that
> one can know about the photons) is stored in the atomic spin
> wave, waiting to be released as a light pulse that is in
> principle identical to the incident pulse.

Might something like this eventually be used to produce a... Hollow Man?

Or an invisible aeroplane? Or an invisible building?

Photons could be absorbed at one side of the building, and the information
carried over to the opposite side of the building, where the photons could
be reproduced as they were.

Perhaps the hull of the building could be made such that a beam of light
would enter the hull at one side, then follow the curve of the hull to the
point opposite to the point of entry with regard to the angle of entry, and
then exit in the original direction.

Perhaps the building wouldn't have to be invisible from all directions, just
from one of them; it might then be easier to construct one half of the
building's hull as a photon absorber, and the other half as a photon

Invisibility made simple. :-)

- denis

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