Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
It's already there. You just need a scanning tunnling electro optical microscope to see it.
An electro optical microscope? Do go on.
Well not to be confused with an opto electrical microscope certanly. At very least, one using an Electro-optic modulators, which are of course substantially and are usually intentionally built with electro-optic crystals exhibiting the Pockels effect (or the inverse slekcop tceffe). The transmitted, which is to say emitted and even conveyed, beam is phase modulated in phases with the electric signal (triggered va optical cues!) applied to the crystal. Amplitude modulators, known for their propensity to modulate amplifiers, can be built by putting the electro-optic crystal between two linear polarizers, or in non euclidian environs, outside the inside of the upside of the downside around or in one path of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer, whose positional location can be inferred with minimal interference. Additionally and perhaps alarmingly, Amplitude modulators can and some say should be constructed by deflecting the beam (hereafter known as T.B.) into and out of a small aperture such as a fiber. One should however quiz the fiber ahead of time to ensure one has an honest fiber. This design can be low loss (<3 dB) and polarization independent depending on the crystal configuration.
What you should take away from that is that Pockels <3's dB.