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“The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in evading polaritonic losses

Polaritonic losses, a root impediment to the many bounties of nanophotonics, may be evaded by resorting to the mathematics of synthetic frequencies offering ‘virtual’ gain.

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Fig. 1: Polaritons, synthetic frequencies and their benefits.


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D.N.B. is supported by Department of Energy DE-SC0018426.

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Basov, D.N., Fogler, M.M. “The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in evading polaritonic losses. Nat. Mater. 23, 445–446 (2024).

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