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Topological hybrid silicon microlasers. / Zhao, Han; Teimourpour, M. H.; Malzard, Simon et al.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 9, 981, 07.03.2018.

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Zhao, H, Teimourpour, MH, Malzard, S, El-Ganainy, R, Schomerus, HU & Feng, L 2018, 'Topological hybrid silicon microlasers', Nature Communications, vol. 9, 981. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03434-2

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Zhao, H., Teimourpour, M. H., Malzard, S., El-Ganainy, R., Schomerus, H. U., & Feng, L. (2018). Topological hybrid silicon microlasers. Nature Communications, 9, [981]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03434-2

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Zhao H, Teimourpour MH, Malzard S, El-Ganainy R, Schomerus HU, Feng L. Topological hybrid silicon microlasers. Nature Communications. 2018 Mar 7;9:981. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03434-2

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Zhao, Han ; Teimourpour, M. H. ; Malzard, Simon et al. / Topological hybrid silicon microlasers. In: Nature Communications. 2018 ; Vol. 9.

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