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Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Highly crystalline BaTiS3 has been shown to exhibit record-breaking birefringence of 0.76 in the wavelength range of 7–16 μm. The large anisotropy is a result of its quasi-one-dimensional structure.

    • Shanyuan Niu
    • , Graham Joe
    • , Huan Zhao
    • , Yucheng Zhou
    • , Thomas Orvis
    • , Huaixun Huyan
    • , Jad Salman
    • , Krishnamurthy Mahalingam
    • , Brittany Urwin
    • , Jiangbin Wu
    • , Yang Liu
    • , Thomas E. Tiwald
    • , Stephen B. Cronin
    • , Brandon M. Howe
    • , Matthew Mecklenburg
    • , Ralf Haiges
    • , David J. Singh
    • , Han Wang
    • , Mikhail A. Kats
    •  & Jayakanth Ravichandran
  • Letter |

    Using high-temperature gas mixtures as the generation medium to increase the translational velocity of Xe atoms through the focus of a femtosecond enhancement cavity, phase-matched extreme-ultraviolet emission at a repetition rate of 77 MHz and with an average power of ~ 2 mW in a single harmonic order is achieved.

    • Gil Porat
    • , Christoph M. Heyl
    • , Stephen B. Schoun
    • , Craig Benko
    • , Nadine Dörre
    • , Kristan L. Corwin
    •  & Jun Ye
  • Letter |

    Near-infrared femtosecond laser pulses are sent to a Si or ZnO crystal to generate high-harmonic waves via static or transient field-induced optical nonlinearities. The beam profile of the high-harmonic emission is controlled by electronic methods.

    • G. Vampa
    • , T. J. Hammond
    • , M. Taucer
    • , Xiaoyan Ding
    • , X. Ropagnol
    • , T. Ozaki
    • , S. Delprat
    • , M. Chaker
    • , N. Thiré
    • , B. E. Schmidt
    • , F. Légaré
    • , D. D. Klug
    • , A. Yu. Naumov
    • , D. M. Villeneuve
    • , A. Staudte
    •  & P. B. Corkum
  • Article |

    A scheme for generating intense single-cycle pulses in the 5–14 μm wavelength range is proposed. The generation mechanism is described by photon frequency downshifting of an off-the-shelf Ti:sapphire laser in a tailored plasma density structure.

    • Zan Nie
    • , Chih-Hao Pai
    • , Jianfei Hua
    • , Chaojie Zhang
    • , Yipeng Wu
    • , Yang Wan
    • , Fei Li
    • , Jie Zhang
    • , Zhi Cheng
    • , Qianqian Su
    • , Shuang Liu
    • , Yue Ma
    • , Xiaonan Ning
    • , Yunxiao He
    • , Wei Lu
    • , Hsu-Hsin Chu
    • , Jyhpyng Wang
    • , Warren B. Mori
    •  & Chan Joshi
  • Article |

    While modifications of emission and absorption rates are commonplace in photonics, similar manipulations of emitter transition frequencies are challenging. Here, 2D polaritons in graphene are predicted to enable non-vertical electronic transitions in a quantum well, controlling the transition frequencies by inducing an effective non-locality.

    • Yaniv Kurman
    • , Nicholas Rivera
    • , Thomas Christensen
    • , Shai Tsesses
    • , Meir Orenstein
    • , Marin Soljačić
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    •  & Ido Kaminer

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    The electromagnetic instability associated with a dense, ultra-relativistic electron beam propagating in a thin conductor could offer a new approach to realizing ultra-bright sources of gamma-rays.

    • Andrea Macchi
    •  & Francesco Pegoraro
  • Editorial |

    Progress in silicon photonics is delivering chips that can densely pack photonics and electronics together and perform multidimensional quantum information processing.

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