141.1 NEC: FTL Experiment 
Date: 12/30/03

NEC: FTL Experiment

An excerpt from a news report of the NEC experiment detecting a "faster than light" result:

My comments in Bold.

...Einstein's Theory did not say that "nothing can travel faster than the speed of light". The Theory does suggest that "no one can see it travel faster than the speed of light". Building upon that, we would have to question why the NEC experiment could claim that a faster than light speed was detected.

Without even knowing how many lasers were used I will suggest it was 3 lasers used to expand the cesium atoms into an excited, expanded Rydberg state and in this expanded state the interatomic distances and the subsequent wavelengths and frequencies were stretched out.

When the expanded cesium atoms replicate the laser frequency information, the expanded atoms stretch out the spacetime of those cesium atoms because the information feeding the atom is altered by the Rydberg lasers kicking the atoms into excited states meaning altered, higher harmonic frequency states. Certainly the infinite harmonic pulse of waves can travel faster than light and according to Einstein's Theory, it cannot be detected.

As reported, "The team used a 2.5-inch-long chamber filled with a vapor of cesium, a metallic element with a goldish color. They then trained several laser beams on the atoms, putting them in a stable but highly unnatural state.

In that condition, a pulse of light or "wave packet" (a cluster made up of many separate interconnected waves of different frequencies) is drastically reconfigured as it passes through the vapor. Some of the component waves are stretched out, others compressed. Yet at the end of the chamber, they recombine and reinforce one another to form exactly the same shape as the original pulse, Wang said. "It's called re-phasing."

"several lasers" probably means 3.
"putting them in a stable but highly unnatural state" means the Rydberg state.
"drastically reconfigured" means the spacetime and hence frequencies were altered.

Again as reported, "The key finding is that the reconstituted pulse re-forms before the original intact pulse could have gotten there by simply traveling though empty space. That is, the peak of the pulse is, in effect, extended forward in time. As a result, detectors attached to the beginning and end of the vapor chamber show that the peak of the exiting pulse leaves the chamber about 62 billionths of a second before the peak of the initial pulse finishes going in."

"extended forward in time" means stretched spacetime doesn't it?

I hold that any faster than light speed cannot be detected which generates two important questions:

So what did the NEC experiment detect?
What caused the "sudden and precipitous drop in refractive index, speeding up the passage of a pulse of light"?

The assumption, "The key finding is that the reconstituted pulse re-forms before the original intact pulse could have gotten there by simply traveling though empty space. That is, the peak of the pulse is, in effect, extended forward in time."

This assumption is based upon

"detectors attached to the beginning and end of the vapor chamber"

which

"show that the peak of the exiting pulse leaves the chamber about 62 billionths of a second before the peak of the initial pulse finishes going in."

"That is not the way things usually work. Ordinarily, when sunlight--which, like the pulse in the experiment, is a combination of many different frequencies--passes through a glass prism, the prism disperses the white light's components."

"This happens because each frequency moves at a different speed in glass, smearing out the original light beam. Blue is slowed the most, and thus deflected the farthest; red travels fastest and is bent the least. That phenomenon produces the familiar rainbow spectrum."

"But the NEC team's laser-zapped cesium vapor produces the opposite outcome. It bends red more than blue in a process called "anomalous dispersion," causing an unusual reshuffling of the relationships among the various component light waves. That's what causes the accelerated re-formation of the pulse, and hence the speed-up."

Thats what causes the accelerated re-formation of the pulse? Lets get this straight... the lasar-zapped vapor produces an opposite outcome... that outcome is an unusual reshuffling...reshuffling should mean an opposite outcome...that outcome is an opposite reshuffling...are we going around in circles now? Yes.

How do we get out of this vicious circle and into knowing what cause/effect is of the accelerated re-formation of the pulse and the assumed speed up? We dont. Why? Because we dont see whats happening clearly.

What is happening?
Cause then Effect?
Effect then Cause?

Seeing that the experiment plainly says it produced "the opposite outcome", the NEC experimenters should have claimed that the excited higher harmonic conditions of the Rydberg state cesium atoms reversed the frequency band of the input pulse.

Cause then Effect?

This condition is the natural state of our world and all matter in universe but not of light. With matter there is always a cause before the effect. With light a condition exists naturally which we can call cause = effect, an equilibrium of sorts otherwise known as the Now of the immediate moment which we can quantify as the quantum. This is the state of light. It exists Now as packets of quanta. This was the state of the laser light.

Effect then Cause?

This is the condition produced by the laser light within the expanded Rydberg cesium atoms. The lasers reversed the light packets. Since super-luminal light cannot be measured by machines limited by light speed electrons within those machines, the light speed measured must have been sub-light reversed waves or...the two measuring points were measuring the spacetime stretched information of the cesium atoms, the latter measurement of which, would place the results into the Cause then Effect Catagory.

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Copyright. Robert Grace. 2003