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Superabsorption by time-reversing superradiance

More atoms can not only absorb more light but, if prepared in a particular quantum state, can also do so faster than single atoms. Now, researchers have experimentally demonstrated this time-reversed process of superradiance.

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Fig. 1: Superabsorption in a cavity.

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Zens, M., Rotter, S. Superabsorption by time-reversing superradiance. Nat. Photonics 15, 251–252 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-021-00785-z

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