Re: MIT Mirror Technology

Tue, 23 Feb 1999 14:00:22 +0100

It appears as if Terry Donaghe <> wrote:

|I remember reading an article a couple of months ago about a new
|technology some guys at MIT were working on that involved mirrors that
|were nearly 100% reflective. One of the things they built using their
|new ideas was a fiber optic cable that was coated on the inside with
|this kind of mirror.
|Does anyone know what I'm talking about and does anyone have links to
|somewhere where I can find out more...
|I have no idea where I read this or if it's even true.

A Dielectric Omnidirectional Reflector
Yoel Fink, Joshua N. Winn, Shanhui Fan, Chiping Chen, Jurgen Michel, John D. Joannopoulos, and Edwin L. Thomas
Science 1998 November 27; 282: 1679-1682.

|Any help is greatly appreciated!

Ron Kean <> then appears to have discussed mirror types, adding:
|I don't have any info on a new mirror from MIT.

See for instance <URL:>.