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Chaos from symmetry

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Disorder in arrays of evanescently coupled waveguides turns out to have unexpected consequences on the photon number statistics of coherent light.

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Figure 1: Coherent states of light are launched into disordered waveguide arrays.

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  • 07 October 2015

    In the News & Views 'Chaos from symmetry' (Nature Physics http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys3498; 2015), the lower plot in Fig. 1 should have been labelled 'Coherent state'. This error has now been corrected in all versions 7 October 2015.

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Szameit, A. Chaos from symmetry. Nature Phys 11, 895–896 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3498

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