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Can you trap a photon?

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 12:51 AM
If it can be donne how is it contained?
Is is spinning within a reflective sphere?
is it loosing energy while it spins? (assume perfect mirror and vacuum)

Dahhh, may sound silly but just asking anyway!

[edit on 9/3/2009 by GEORGETHEGREEK]

posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 01:01 AM
Here's a link that may help:

posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 01:20 AM
reply to post by Avalon22

ok....... but this just sounds like taking a photo....
maybe our current know how does not allo for discussion of a topic like this...

posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Yeah that stuff is over my head. My best guess is that perhapse it could be done through magnetic manipulation, but thats just a thought. I used to debate this kind of stuff with a friend of mine and we always came to the same conclusion, we simply don't know enough about the subject.

posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 02:14 AM
Yes we can

We can do all sorts of neat things with light, like slowing it down
and speeding it up
and teleport it

[edit on 9-3-2009 by Mr Headshot]

posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 02:33 AM
reply to post by Mr Headshot

Very interesting, thanks for the links now I'll be up all night.

posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 03:29 AM
in a bose-einstein condensate

posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 01:10 PM
You should check this one in Switzerland they have made a solid-state device capable of storing photons.
I remember that in the Large Hadron Collider they manipulate the photons with
magnetic force.

Here is the link of how they do it.

[edit on 12-3-2009 by defiler]

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