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Mixing waves in a diamond

Use of an ultra-high-intensity X-ray laser has allowed X-ray and optical waves to be mixed in a diamond sample. The effect paves the way to studying the microscopic optical response of materials on an atomic scale. See Article p.603

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Figure 1: Optically modulated X-ray diffraction.

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Rohringer, N. Mixing waves in a diamond. Nature 488, 598–599 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/488598a

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