[Noisebridge-discuss] metatronics - using light instead electricity

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Mar 2 03:45:45 PST 2012

oops.. here's the correct link to the story:


On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Nick wrote:

> this sounds really cool, but the link you posted is broken. can you link any
> other resources on this?
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:12 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>       The "meta" in "metatronics" refers to metamaterials, the
>       relatively new field of research where nanoscale patterns and
>       structures
>       embedded in materials allow them to manipulate waves in ways
>       that were
>       previously impossible. Here, the cross-sections of the nanorods
>       and the
>       gaps between them form a pattern that replicates the function of
>       resistors, inductors and capacitors, three of the most basic
>       circuit
>       elements, but in optical wavelengths.
>       "If we have the optical version of those lumped elements in our
>       repertoire, we can actually make designs similar to what we do
>       in
>       electronics but now for operation with light," Engheta said. "We
>       can build
>       a circuit with light."
>       http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/skype/sky11004b?co=us&source=w9iF4yJFJD
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