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Volume 14 Issue 11, November 2020

Volume 14 Issue 11

Subcycle light–matter interactions

Artistic depiction of a Landau-quantized electron wave function dressed by virtual photons in an optical resonator. Femtosecond deactivation of the resonator strips photons off the electrons much faster than a single cycle of light, unveiling otherwise inaccessible properties of this strongly coupled quantum state of light and matter.

See Lange et al.

IMAGE: Christoph Lange COVER DESIGN: Bethany Vukomanovic.

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