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July 30, 2021


Scientists from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw have demonstrated exciton-polariton lasing and parametric scattering of exciton-polaritons in a system of coupled optical microcavities.

(Thanks to Nelson from Michigan, who says “Does that mean that I can finally get my flying jetpack?”)


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The Nanophotonics once opened for Pink Floyd. Pig of a show.

Yep, the title says it all, the science is settled.

I blame Putin's infiltration of Russian spies and former Nazi scientists.

This reminds me of an old Doonesbury comic strip.

ZONKER: Man, have I got a lot of term papers due.
(starts typing vague gibberish such as this article)
MIKE: What class is this for?
ZONKER: Dunno, I haven't decided.

I once tried a drink the Roswell space aliens were enjoying called an 'excitable polariton' or something like that. I had that drink on a Monday and remember nothing of the rest of the week, but when I woke, I had a terrific view from the top of a windmill. I'm betting those Warsaw scientists just discovered the same drink, so we shouldn't expect to hear much from them for a spell.

I am clearly obsolescent. I thought I was reasonably well educated, but I hardly understand a damn thing in this article. Quantum physics makes my head spin in 11 dimensions.

My guess is that “non linear logic” relates to new types of computing, either for optical computers or quantum computers. So the researchers made progress in developing devices based on those effects.

Where the hell is Man Tom, certainly he can explain thie to us.

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