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August 10, 2022

Artistic illustration of superfluorescence in hybrid perovskite crystals

In this artistic illustration of superfluorescence in hybrid perovskite crystals, the yellow beam represents the emission of coherent superfluorescenct photons. This emission is from a sphere that has yellow bright zigzags, representing a giant dipole -- a pair of equal and oppositely charged or magnetized poles separated by a distance -- that is formed by macroscopic coherence of many dipoles.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 1729383.]

Learn more in the Harvard SEAS news story Quantum 'shock absorbers' allow perovskite to exhibit superfluorescence at room temperature . (Date of image: 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 10, 2022)

Credit: Image by Ella Maru Studio

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