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Polaritons on a plane

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 August 2021; doi:10.1038/s41567-021-01313-0

Polaritons are hybrid states of light and matter that occur in a wide range of physical platforms. When a nanosphere is levitated inside an optical cavity, light can hybridize with the motion on a plane rather than along an axis, resulting in ‘vectorial’ polaritons.

Vectorial polaritons in the quantum motion of a levitated nanosphere

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 August 2021; doi:10.1038/s41567-021-01307-y

A levitated nanosphere that is strongly coupled to an optical cavity mode forms an optomechanical system with three degrees of freedom, which supports hybrid light–mechanical states of a vectorial nature.

Imaging local discharge cascades for correlated electrons in WS<sub>2</sub>/WSe<sub>2</sub> moiré superlattices

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 August 2021; doi:10.1038/s41567-021-01324-x

The Hubbard model describes many fascinating phenomena, but relating it to complicated quantum materials is difficult. Now, atomic-resolution measurements can estimate the interaction parameters that appear in the model for real materials.

Tailoring quantum gases by Floquet engineering

Thu, 12/08/2021 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 August 2021; doi:10.1038/s41567-021-01316-x

The freedom to manipulate quantum gases with external fields makes them an ideal platform for studying many-body physics. Floquet engineering using time-periodic modulations has greatly expanded the range of accessible models and phenomena.

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