Light-steering by ´fridge magnets´in nanoscale landscapes

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From 14/3/2018

By Professor Alexandre Dmitriev on how light is notoriously hard to steer. What the nature developed and your eye does in milliseconds, changing the focal distance of the eye lens, is hardly available in bulky conventional optics. In Prof. Dmitrievs lab, he envision crafting the nanoscale landscapes on surfaces where the free-propagating visible and near-infrared light can change its polarization, propagation direction and focusing by the externally-applied static weak magnetic fields.