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Loss leads the way to utopia

The interactions between coupled photonic resonators influence the properties of the whole network. Dissipative coupling extends the ability to engineer photonic networks and brings fully controllable, ‘utopian’ networks within reach.

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Fig. 1: Reconfigurable time-multiplexed photonic resonator network and topological lattices with dissipative coupling.


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Buljan, H., Jukić, D. & Chen, Z. Loss leads the way to utopia. Nat. Phys. 18, 371–372 (2022).

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