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Stopped-light nanolasing in optical magic-angle graphene

An optical analogue of magic-angle twisted graphene bilayer gives rise to rigorously stopped light, which coupled with gain allows for a new type of a nanolaser with remarkable figures of merit.

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Fig. 1: A minuscule laser in an optical analogue of a magic-angle twisted graphene bilayer.

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K.L.T. is supported by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) under grant 1819.

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Tsakmakidis, K.L. Stopped-light nanolasing in optical magic-angle graphene. Nat. Nanotechnol. 16, 1048–1049 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00960-x

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