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Contact: Angela Stark
Optical Society of America
Caption: This is a pristine silk fiber integrated into a photonic chip. The fiber connects three disks that can hold light. During the experiment, light is injected into one of the disks and propagates along the silk to the other two.
Credit: Image courtesy of Nolwenn Huby
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