Can you trap a photon?

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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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
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Here's a link that may help:

www.physicsforums.com...




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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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
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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
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Yes we can
www.cosmosmagazine.com...

We can do all sorts of neat things with light, like slowing it down
www.hno.harvard.edu...
and speeding it up
www.eurekalert.org...
and teleport it
news.bbc.co.uk...

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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Very interesting, thanks for the links now I'll be up all night.



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



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

Here is the link of how they do it.
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