Physicists Li Ge and Colleagues On Their Super-Small Size and Sensitive Gyrosocope

April 1, 2015

Light-powered Gyroscope is World's Smallest: Promises Powerful Spin on NavigationPhys.org, 4.1.15

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Light-powered Gyroscope is World's Smallest: Promises Powerful Spin on Navigation

Phys.org, 4.1.15

A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one fraction of the width of a human hair. Li Ge, a physicist at the Graduate Center and Staten Island College, City University of New York and colleagues from Yale University, discovered a new detection scheme that may lead to not only the world's smallest gyroscope, but has potential for intriguing new applications.