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Cover figure: A metal sphere is embedded in a transparent resin and heated using a high-power (green) laser. The temperature distribution results in a thermal lens that is used to scatter incoming (red) laser light. See the article on page 405 to learn more about this “photonic Rutherford scattering.” Read article
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