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Better than Brillouin

Light can be coupled to sound via Brillouin scattering, but realizing an efficient interaction isn’t trivial. A new type of resonator succeeds in doing so in a macroscopic device — boasting features that better its nanoscale counterparts.

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Fig. 1: Simplified schematic showing the basic experimental configuration used to perform stimulated Stokes scattering measurements.

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Bourhill, J., Tobar, M.E. Better than Brillouin. Nature Phys 14, 531–532 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0102-3

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