Nature Photonics

Precision spectroscopy of X-ray polaritons

When light interacts with matter, it may be deflected or absorbed, resulting in the excitation of atoms and molecules; but the interaction can also produce composite states of light and matter which are neither one thing ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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A tiny switch for a few particles of light

The Jedi knights of the Star Wars saga are engaged in an impossible fight. This does not result from the superiority of the enemy empire, but from physics because laser swords cannot be used for fighting like metallic blades: ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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