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Can strain magnetize light?

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Strain in photonic structures can induce pseudomagnetic fields and Landau levels. Nature Photonics spoke to Mordechai Segev, Mikael Rechtsman, Alexander Szameit and Julia Zeuner about their unique approach.

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Mordechai Segev and co-workers have an Article on strain-induced pseudomagnetic fields in photonic structures on page 153 of this issue.

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Won, R. Can strain magnetize light?. Nature Photon 7, 160 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2013.8

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