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Optical analogue of the event horizon demonstrated with microstructured fibers
Author(s): Thomas G. Philbin; Chris Kuklewicz; Scott Robertson; Stephen Hill; Friedrich König; Ulf Leonhardt
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Paper Abstract

Black holes are like space-time rivers: their geometry can be viewed as if space were a moving medium rushing towards their singularities. Horizons are formed when the flow speed exceeds the speed of light such that nothing can escape anymore. Realizing this idea with ultrashort pulses in microstructured optical fibers, we performed the first experimental demonstration of an artificial event horizon in optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6987, Metamaterials III, 69871C (6 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786608
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas G. Philbin, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Max Planck Research Group of Optics, Information and Photonics (Germany)
Chris Kuklewicz, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Scott Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Stephen Hill, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Friedrich König, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Ulf Leonhardt, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6987:
Metamaterials III
Nigel P. Johnson; Ekmel Özbay; Nikolay I. Zheludev; Richard W. Ziolkowski, Editor(s)

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