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Optical circuits cross dimensions

Accessing the physics of higher-than-three-dimensional systems is naturally challenging. Researchers have now demonstrated that light dynamics in a one-dimensional array of carefully arranged photonic waveguides mimics the time evolution of particles in high-dimensional lattices.

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Fig. 1: Mapping high-dimensional structures onto a one-dimensional lattice.


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Amo, A., Zilberberg, O. Optical circuits cross dimensions. Nat. Photonics 14, 68–69 (2020).

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