Through a lens, darkly Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Through a lens, darkly
Description:
This image shows a prediction of how a "metamaterial" prism bends light. The prism is the white wedge in the middle, and the white light shines on the prism from below. To learn about metamaterials, see Through a lens, darkly and this Discover Magazine article.

Compare the position of the red light in this spectrum to what you see in Physics in Your World.
Image:
image credit: Mário G. Silveirinha, Physical Review Letters 102, 193903 (2009); <a href="http://prl.aps.org/covers/102/19" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/metamaterial-large-9-25-09.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Mário G. Silveirinha, Physical Review Letters 102, 193903 (2009); image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/metamaterial-large-9-25-09.gif
Featured:
October 1, 2009 - October 16, 2009