The Effect of Light on Long Ether Waves


THE curious and important observation made by Mr. Marconi on the basis of experience in long-distance wireless telegraphy exhibits a strange kind of interference between ether waves of very different lengths. The extremely short waves which ionise air interfere with the easy transmission of the long waves which are originated by alternating electric currents, and may conceivably have something to do with the optical opacity of dry haze.

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LODGE, O. The Effect of Light on Long Ether Waves. Nature 102, 464 (1919).

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