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Optical physics

Speedy electrons exposed in a flash

A link has been established between high-frequency light emissions and electron oscillations induced in an insulator by a laser. This is a key step in efforts to make electronic devices that work faster than is currently possible. See Letter p.359

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Figure 1: Differences between high-order harmonic emissions from solids.


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Chini, M. Speedy electrons exposed in a flash. Nature 538, 325–326 (2016).

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