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Featuring research findings on a nano-optic endoscope employing a metalens, cavity-based time-folded imaging, silicon quantum photonics and much more. 

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Non-reciprocal single-sideband modulation and mode conversion are realized in a low-loss integrated silicon waveguide, enabling >125 GHz operation bandwidths and up to 38 dB of non-reciprocal contrast between forward- and backward-propagating waves.

    • Eric A. Kittlaus
    • , Nils T. Otterstrom
    • , Prashanta Kharel
    • , Shai Gertler
    •  & Peter T. Rakich
  • Review Article |

    This Review covers recent progress in quantum technologies with optically addressable solid-state spins. A possible path to chip-scale quantum technologies through advances in nanofabrication, quantum control and materials engineering is described.

    • David D. Awschalom
    • , Ronald Hanson
    • , Jörg Wrachtrup
    •  & Brian B. Zhou
  • Article |

    Broadband terahertz (THz) pulses are generated from a laser filament with a near-infrared laser at the fundamental frequency and its second harmonic. The azimuthal angle and ellipticity of the THz pulses are arbitrarily controlled by the two lasers.

    • Zhelin Zhang
    • , Yanping Chen
    • , Sen Cui
    • , Feng He
    • , Min Chen
    • , Zhen Zhang
    • , Jin Yu
    • , Liming Chen
    • , Zhengming Sheng
    •  & Jie Zhang
  • Article |

    Black phosphorus/molybdenum disulfide mid-wave infrared photodiodes with external quantum efficiencies of 35% across 2.5–3.5 μm at room temperature and a peak detectivity of 1.1 × 1010 cm Hz1/2 W–1 at 3.8 μm are demonstrated.

    • James Bullock
    • , Matin Amani
    • , Joy Cho
    • , Yu-Ze Chen
    • , Geun Ho Ahn
    • , Valerio Adinolfi
    • , Vivek Raj Shrestha
    • , Yang Gao
    • , Kenneth B. Crozier
    • , Yu-Lun Chueh
    •  & Ali Javey
  • Perspective |

    The parameters and issues that affect the accuracy of fluorescence molecular imaging are discussed and a means for ensuring reliable reproduction of the fluorescence signals in biological tissue is proposed.

    • Maximillian Koch
    • , Panagiotis Symvoulidis
    •  & Vasilis Ntziachristos

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Individual, light-emitting nanoparticles offer many opportunities for early disease detection. Now, advances towards greatly enhanced brightness are being made using core–multi-shell architectures.

    • John Ballato
  • News & Views |

    Exploiting an optical cavity that folds space in time in a conventional lens design provides a novel route for time-resolved imaging and depth sensing.

    • Sylvain Gigan

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