Description:  This graphic depicts a side view of a photonic crystal lens focusing a light beam. The beam enters through the opening between the green bars at the top of the lens, interacts with the cross-shaped air holes, and exits the bottom of the lens as a narrow, intense spot of light.
Source:  Max Born Institute
Story:  Lens design promises high spots
TRN February 9/16, 2005
TRN Categories:  Optical Computing, Optoelectronics and Photonics
Form:  Still

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