6 May 2008 Optical analogue of the event horizon demonstrated with microstructured fibers
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Black holes are like space-time rivers: their geometry can be viewed as if space were a moving medium rushing towards their singularities. Horizons are formed when the flow speed exceeds the speed of light such that nothing can escape anymore. Realizing this idea with ultrashort pulses in microstructured optical fibers, we performed the first experimental demonstration of an artificial event horizon in optics.
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Thomas G. Philbin, Thomas G. Philbin, Chris Kuklewicz, Chris Kuklewicz, Scott Robertson, Scott Robertson, Stephen Hill, Stephen Hill, Friedrich König, Friedrich König, Ulf Leonhardt, Ulf Leonhardt, } "Optical analogue of the event horizon demonstrated with microstructured fibers", Proc. SPIE 6987, Metamaterials III, 69871C (6 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786608; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786608
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