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Optical physics

Supercavity lasing

Light in a laser is confined in the form of standing waves. By engineering such waves, scientists have designed an optical system that enhances this confinement, producing a compact laser that emits a high-quality beam. See Letter p.196

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Figure 1: Optical cavity versus supercavity.

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Rybin, M., Kivshar, Y. Supercavity lasing. Nature 541, 164–165 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/541164a

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