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Nonlinear Optics of fibre event horizons. / Webb, Karen E.; Erkintalo, Miro; Xu, Yiqing; Broderick, Neil G.R.; Dudley, John M.; Genty, Goery; Murdoch, Stuart.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 5, 4969, 2014.

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Webb, KE, Erkintalo, M, Xu, Y, Broderick, NGR, Dudley, JM, Genty, G & Murdoch, S 2014, 'Nonlinear Optics of fibre event horizons', Nature Communications, vol. 5, 4969. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5969

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Webb, K. E., Erkintalo, M., Xu, Y., Broderick, N. G. R., Dudley, J. M., Genty, G., & Murdoch, S. (2014). Nonlinear Optics of fibre event horizons. Nature Communications, 5, [4969]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5969

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Webb KE, Erkintalo M, Xu Y, Broderick NGR, Dudley JM, Genty G et al. Nonlinear Optics of fibre event horizons. Nature Communications. 2014;5. 4969. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5969

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Webb, Karen E. ; Erkintalo, Miro ; Xu, Yiqing ; Broderick, Neil G.R. ; Dudley, John M. ; Genty, Goery ; Murdoch, Stuart. / Nonlinear Optics of fibre event horizons. In: Nature Communications. 2014 ; Vol. 5.

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