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Unidirectional light propagation at exceptional points

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Unique opportunities arise from exceptional points that coalesce states of an open system in synthetic photonic media, where delicately balanced complex dielectric functions produce unprecedented optical properties.

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The authors acknowledge funding support from the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 through the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

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  1. Xiaobo Yin and Xiang Zhang are in the NSF Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), 3112 Etcheverry Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA, and in the Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

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