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This issue pv

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.106


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Editorial

In the limelight p383

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.107

Photonics research features heavily in the 2008 Prince of Asturias Awards, where its role in benefiting the environment and combating poverty is celebrated.


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Research Highlights

Hyperentanglement, delayed images, exciton logic, and more pp384 - 385

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.108


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News and Views

Plasmonics: Subwavelength imaging in colour pp387 - 388

Peter Nordlander

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.110

A chain of nanorods with weakly damped plasmon resonances is able to perform far-field colour imaging with subwavelength resolution, according to theoretical simulations.


Photonic circuits: Organic integration p388

Rachel Won

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.109


Silicon photonics: Lighting up the chip pp389 - 390

Attila Mekis

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.111

A tiny GeSi electro-absorption modulator with energy consumption at the femtojoule-per-bit level represents a step towards bringing photonics ever closer to computer chips.


X-ray imaging: Ultrafast diffract-and-destroy movies pp390 - 391

John Spence

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.115

Combining optical and X-ray lasers enables imaging with high temporal and spectral resolution. By taking pictures of a succession of exploding targets, a movie can be made charting the dynamics of the solid material on a 10-ps timescale.


Photon counting: Avalanche inspiration pp392 - 393

Gerard Milburn

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.113

The ability of a customized avalanche-photodiode detector to distinguish the exact number of photons that it receives will simplify the tools required to perform reliable experiments in quantum optics.


Data storage: Blue laser battle p393

Nadya Anscombe

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.116


Photodynamic Therapy: Two photons are better than one pp394 - 395

Stanley Brown

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.112

Over the past 20 years photodynamic therapy, a cell-killing technique where a photosensitizing drug is activated by carefully targeted visible light, has led to new therapies for cancer and other diseases. In doing so it has won support from scientists, clinicians and patients alike.


View from...CLEO/QELS 2008: Scientific exploration comes to the fore pp395 - 396

Amber Jenkins

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.117

Gravity waves, event horizons and the interplay between light and fluids are just a few of the topics that were touched on at the CLEO/QELS Conference in the USA in May. Nature Photonics reports.


Random lasers: Resonance control pp397 - 398

M. A. Noginov

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.114

Random lasers do not have mirrors or optical elements. They often lack a well-defined shape or size, and their emission wavelength is difficult to tune. Now it is shown that the optical resonances in an ensemble of microspheres can provide the crucial element of control.


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Letters

ナノスケール・ダイナミクスの超高速シングルショット回折イメージング
Ultrafast single-shot diffraction imaging of nanoscale dynamics pp415 - 419

Anton Barty, Sébastien Boutet, Michael J. Bogan, Stefan Hau-Riege, Stefano Marchesini, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Nikola Stojanovic, Ra'anan Tobey, Henri Ehrke, Andrea Cavalleri, Stefan Düsterer, Matthias Frank, Sas carona Bajt, Bruce W. Woods, M. Marvin Seibert, Janos Hajdu, Rolf Treusch & Henry N. Chapman

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.128

Subject Category: Imaging and sensing

See also: News and Views by Spence


二光子励起向けに設計された光増感剤を利用した血管閉塞
Blood-vessel closure using photosensitizers engineered for two-photon excitation pp420 - 424

Hazel A. Collins, Mamta Khurana, Eduardo H. Moriyama, Adrian Mariampillai, Emma Dahlstedt, Milan Balaz, Marina K. Kuimova, Mikhail Drobizhev, Victor X. D. Yang, David Phillips, Aleksander Rebane, Brian C. Wilson & Harry L. Anderson

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.100

Subject Category: Biophotonics

See also: News and Views by Brown


アバランシェフォトダイオードを利用した光子数識別器
An avalanche-photodiode-based photon-number-resolving detector pp425 - 428

B. E. Kardynal stroke, Z. L. Yuan & A. J. Shields

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.101

Subject Categories: Quantum optics | Optoelectronic devices and components

See also: News and Views by Milburn


共振駆動ランダムレーザー発振
Resonance-driven random lasing pp429 - 432

Stefano Gottardo, Riccardo Sapienza, Pedro D. García, Alvaro Blanco, Diederik S. Wiersma & Cefe López

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.102

Subject Categories: Lasers, LEDs and light sources | Fundamental optical physics

See also: News and Views by Noginov


導波路集積型超低エネルギーGeSi電界吸収型変調器
Waveguide-integrated, ultralow-energy GeSi electro-absorption modulators pp433 - 437

Jifeng Liu, Mark Beals, Andrew Pomerene, Sarah Bernardis, Rong Sun, Jing Cheng, Lionel C. Kimerling & Jurgen Michel

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.99

Subject Category: Optoelectronic devices and components

See also: News and Views by Mekis


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Article

金属ナノレンズを用いたサブ波長カラーイメージング
Subwavelength colour imaging with a metallic nanolens pp438 - 442

Satoshi Kawata, Atsushi Ono & Prabhat Verma

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.103

Subject Categories: Imaging and sensing | Plasmonics | Novel materials and engineered structures

See also: News and Views by Nordlander


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Photonics at NPG

Photonics at NPG pp443 - 444

A round-up of recent papers in the field of photonics published by the physical sciences division of the Nature Publishing Group.


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Interview

Not so random p446

Interview with Diederik Wiersma

doi:10.1038/nphoton.2008.126

Random lasers, as their name implies, are difficult to predict. Nature Photonics spoke to Diederik Wiersma at the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy in Florence, Italy, about taming their random nature.


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