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Measurement of the Photon-Plasmon Coupling Phase Shift. / Safari, Akbar; Fickler, Robert; Giese, Enno; Magaña-Loaiza, Omar S.; Boyd, Robert W.; De Leon, Israel.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 122, No. 13, 133601, 03.04.2019.

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Safari, A, Fickler, R, Giese, E, Magaña-Loaiza, OS, Boyd, RW & De Leon, I 2019, 'Measurement of the Photon-Plasmon Coupling Phase Shift', Physical Review Letters, vol. 122, no. 13, 133601. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.133601

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Safari, A., Fickler, R., Giese, E., Magaña-Loaiza, O. S., Boyd, R. W., & De Leon, I. (2019). Measurement of the Photon-Plasmon Coupling Phase Shift. Physical Review Letters, 122(13), [133601]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.133601

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Safari A, Fickler R, Giese E, Magaña-Loaiza OS, Boyd RW, De Leon I. Measurement of the Photon-Plasmon Coupling Phase Shift. Physical Review Letters. 2019 Apr 3;122(13). 133601. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.133601

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Safari, Akbar ; Fickler, Robert ; Giese, Enno ; Magaña-Loaiza, Omar S. ; Boyd, Robert W. ; De Leon, Israel. / Measurement of the Photon-Plasmon Coupling Phase Shift. In: Physical Review Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 122, No. 13.

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