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Light localized on the lattice

Photonic lattices are materials specially designed to cage light. By shaking the mesh of the cage, we can see how light, initially passing freely, finds its room for manoeuvre progressively restricted.

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Figure 1: Localizing disorder.

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Vardeny, Z., Raikh, M. Light localized on the lattice. Nature 446, 37–38 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/446037a

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