Professor Thomas Halfmann at work on the laser system (Photo: TU Darmstadt)
Professor Thomas Halfmann led the research efforts (Photo: Katrin Binner/TU Darmstadt)
The advance could prove crucial to building better photonics and quantum computers (Photo: TU Darmstadt)
Scientists have managed to stop light within a crystal for up to one minute (Photo: TU Darmstadt)
The information is retained in the crystal for up to one minute (Image: TU Darmstadt)
Researchers at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany have managed to stop light for up to one minute inside a crystal and store digitally-encoded information inside it. The technique shatters previous records and could prove very useful in developing faster and highly-efficient quantum and optical computers.
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