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    As the most abundant biopolymer on Earth since it can be found in every plant cell wall, cellulose has emerged as an ideal candidate for the development of renewable and biodegradable photonic materials, substituting conventional pigments.

    • Bruno Frka-Petesic
    •  & Silvia Vignolini
    Nature Photonics 13, 365-367
  • News and Views |

    The injection of rare-earth-doped upconversion nanoparticles into the eyes of mice allows them to visualize near-infrared light with a wavelength of ~1 μm.

    • Guochen Bao
    •  & Dayong Jin
    Nature Photonics 13, 304-305
  • Comments and Opinion | | open

    The concept of non-Hermitian parity-time reversal symmetry in optics has given rise to a vast amount of research aimed at exploring some of the exotic features displayed by photonics systems. The authors present a brief account of the state-of-the-art on non-Hermitian photonics and provide their perspective on the topic.

    • Ramy El-Ganainy
    • , Mercedeh Khajavikhan
    • , Demetrios N. Christodoulides
    •  & Sahin K. Ozdemir
  • News and Views |

    Low-cost spectroscopy, mobile phone-based imaging and laser-processed paper sensors are all examples of how photonics could help tackle India’s healthcare and environmental monitoring challenges.

    • Oliver Graydon
    Nature Photonics 13, 144-145