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Controlled incandescence

Sources of incandescence emit their radiation across a broad spectrum. The finding that metamaterials can be used to tune the sources' emission spectrum makes these emitters an attractive prospect for some applications.

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Figure 1: Infrared thermal emitter.

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Greffet, JJ. Controlled incandescence. Nature 478, 191–192 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/478191a

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