Light has torque!

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Light has torque!

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:23 pm


Discovered: A new property of light
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Researchers have discovered that light can possess a new property, self-torque. This discovery could open up exciting possibilities in light-related applications, researchers explain in a related video, including as relates to the improvement of smart phones and hard drives. The utility of light is tightly connected to our ability to control light.

In addition to many well-known properties like intensity and wavelength, light can be twisted, possessing what's known as angular momentum, something researchers have known for several decades. Beams carrying highly structured angular momentum, or orbital angular momentum (OAM), are known as vortex beams.

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Re: Light has torque!

Post by ed » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:59 pm

vortex beams :o
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Re: Light has torque!

Post by ceptimus » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:21 pm

That's some pretty rich word salad right there.

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Re: Light has torque!

Post by Bruce » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Makes you wonder if light has other properties that are normally associated with matter. Tinsel strength? Sheer? Bernoulli Effect?
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:53 am

Yeah, but does it got rhythm?

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Re: Light has torque!

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:27 am

Seems legit. Practicality seems questionable.

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Re: Light has torque!

Post by robinson » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:24 pm

Electron beams can also have this

They actually call them electron vortex beams
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