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Light transport

Breaking reciprocity

The reciprocity of light pulse propagation in a disordered photonic structure can be 'switched off' by creating a local, ultrafast nonlinearity.

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Figure 1: Multiple scattering and reciprocity.



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Wiersma, D. Breaking reciprocity. Nature Photon 6, 506–507 (2012).

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