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Simple Scheme Stores Light by Converting It Into Vibration and Back

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Science  14 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5857, pp. 1710
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5857.1710b

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On page 1748 of this week's issue of Science, three physicists report on a technique that converts light in an optical fiber into a slow-moving vibration and then back into light.