Synthetic Landau levels for photons

@article{Schine2016SyntheticLL,
  title={Synthetic Landau levels for photons},
  author={N. Schine and A. Ryou and A. Gromov and A. Sommer and J. Simon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={534},
  pages={671-675}
}
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