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 the elegant weapons developed for a more civilized age from George Lucas’ Star Wars movies.
These next few sentences are going to be a heavy lift, but stick with us, it will be worth it. Writing in the journal Nature scientists explained that while 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 Connections for Business we help turn nerd speak into regular language; so what that means is lightsabers are possible!!! Nerds rule!
Ok get ready we are about to get all 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 in-apt analogy to compare this to lightsabers. When these photons interact with each other, they’re pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.”
We always knew that our practice fighting with lightsabers was going to pay off one day, it looks like that day is drawing closer. At Connections for Business we are committed to remaining on 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.
This development cannot come soon enough for the fans of the Star Wars universe. With the holidays right around the corner and the newest edition of the movies set to hit theaters on the 18th kids of all ages are ready with our Jedi and Sith sounds effects. Come on physicists we are ready THHHHWWWWWWWAAAAAAA!!!!