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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Stanford University KAUST center of Excellency and a grant from the United State Airforce. X. Li thanks the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 50672041) and the MOST (863 Program, No. 2006AA03Z218) for a grant to support a 6-month leave at the EPFL during which time his contribution of the work was performed. We thank Dr. Mingkui Wang for the fruitful discussions.
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