I'm curious... do any of the SW books have negative / black sabers in them? I've seen them in artwork, but are they ever found in the expanded universe? I haven't read a Star Wars novel since Episode I came out.
(Sweet artwork, BTW... I love the lighting on the jacket!)
Yeah, I figured... still I thought maybe by now, they would've found SOME way to work black sabers into EU novels. I was even going to use one in a fanfilm back in the day, assuming it had been done in the books and was therefore semi-canon.
Nah, considering that lightsabers are actually beams of light, there is no such thing as black light, so technically its impossible. I mean, lightsabers are impossible as it is, but black light is even MORE impossible.
Exactly - if it is indeed light, there can't be black light. Though I recall a few books hinting at the Force having to do with the physics of a lightsaber... I may be confusing it with a comment Lucas made about them. I had figured, if you really wanted it to work, it could actually be the dark side of the Force generating the beam? Especially if it's a Sith artifact.
Or maybe it doesn't have to be light at all. Maybe it's some sort of null generator that creates negative energy, like a polar opposite of the lightsaber. Instead of light, it operates off of some kind of negative energy matrix.
In that case it'd be a black hole, and the closest you'd be able to get is with Yuuzhan Vong technology, and even they didn't have the power to create and control singularities that small.
ArcZero, the Force only has to do with melding the parts of the lightsaber together, canonically, whicha allows it to work correctly without exploding whenever someone turns it on. The Force itself doesn't generate the beam.