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Non-locality prevents reflection

Reflected light is often unwanted, causing interference, and reducing transmitted power. Controlling the non-local response of a material can lead to anti-reflection coatings with impressive properties.

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Fig. 1: Local versus non-local materials.
Fig. 2: A structured bilayer as a non-local medium.

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Horsley, S. Non-locality prevents reflection. Nature Photon 12, 127–128 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0118-3

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