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Compressing light and sound

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Using stimulated Brillouin scattering to achieve extremely high optical gain in silicon nanostructures may allow the realization of new integrated chip-scale photonic devices.

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Figure 1: SBS in silicon nanowaveguides.

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Okawachi, Y., Gaeta, A. Compressing light and sound. Nature Photon 6, 274–276 (2012) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2012.103

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