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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

X-ray/Optical Wave Mixing in Diamond

Caption: Simulated valence-charge density from x-ray and optical wave-mixing shows the nuclei of carbon atoms as dark spots revealed by diffracted x-rays and the peaks of some of the bonds between them as white and blue spots induced by the polarized optical pulse. In diamond, the optical pulse primarily wiggles the charge that makes up chemical bonds.

Credit: Thornton Glover et al.

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