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Fundamental optical physics

Uncovering superabsorption

Absorption is often dismissed as a dull phenomenon over which we have little control. Researchers have now used a combination of absorption and interference effects to not only control but also drastically enhance the absorption process.

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Lagendijk, A. Uncovering superabsorption. Nature Photon 5, 252–253 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.62

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