World's lightest mirror is made from a few hundred atoms

Published Jul 17 2020 at 3:17 AM GMT
  • Using just a few hundred identical atoms, physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have pieced together the world's lightest mirror.
  • Despite having a surface measured in mere microns and being invisible to the naked eye, the one-of-a-kind device is seen as a powerful new tool for the study of quantum optical phenomena.



  • Published Jul 17, 2020 3:17 AM GMT