- The evanescent waves end up forming a fringe of surface plasmons and these energy nodes affect how light propagates through a material, I suppose a bit like supernumerary interfaces.
- This means that the energy of the light waves forms singularities at these points before dissipating and propagating along the path of the light in the material. I suppose like a filtering system from God - we do not know how to describe the beauty of the creation holistically without acknowledging it may not be the material properties directly causing this phenomena, as we have not yet learned how best to use this particular property with physics, but rather some energetic force that acts within materials, ever present yet ever diminishing. Some cosmic resonance that could be harnessed - with change these resonances could change the very interaction of matter.
- I was just thinking the other day at work, evanescent waves have something to do with the hand gesture of rinsed but actually they also play an important part in eye-sight too, something that is only just come to attention, like a new realisation, because of work by Sir John Pendry up at Imperial College London into Optical Metamaterials, a new hot topic in physics research around the globe.