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Featuring a highly sensitive ring laser gyroscope, chirped plasma mirrors, mid-infrared emission from quantum dots, fast single-molecule localization microscopy and more besides. 


  • Nobel Prize medal

    The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter“. To celebrate the prize, Springer-Nature has created a collection of seminal papers and relevant content from

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    This collection brings together in one place the Question & Answer interviews that Nature Photonics has conducted with leading figures in photonics over the years.

  • Photograph of Charles Townes

    With this collection of obituaries, we celebrate the great scientists that helped shape modern day photonics.

  • photograph of Vladimir Zakharov

    Vladimir Zakharov, a theoretical physicist, who tackled many important mathematical problems in nonlinear physics including the behaviour of turbulence and soliton propagation has passed away.

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  • Photonic processors are promising candidates for solving tough mathematical problems. Nature Photonics asked Yoshihisa Yamamoto, director of the Physics and Informatics Laboratories at NTT Research in USA, about the progress that is being made in realizing coherent Ising machines (CIMs).

    • Noriaki Horiuchi
  • Vladimir Zakharov was a man of a strong passion and grand intellect, who was equally and deservedly proud of both his scientific achievements and his poetry.

    • G. E. Falkovich
    • E. A. Kuznetsov
    • S. K. Turitsyn
  • We posit that inconsistent interpretations of experimental data have led to inaccurate claims on metalens focusing efficiencies. By performing a meta-analysis, we show that extraordinary claims of high focusing efficiency at high numerical apertures are, unfortunately, not yet backed by rigorous simulation or experimental results.

    • Rajesh Menon
    • Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez
  • Allen Weeks, Director General of the Extreme Light Infrastructure European Research Infrastructure Consortium, talks to Nature Photonics about the founding and future of the high-power-laser facilities, and stimulating a resurgence of physics in new EU member countries.

    • David Pile
  • Light sheet microscopy offers rapid 3D imaging of biological specimens while limiting photodamage. Nature Photonics spoke with Elizabeth Hillman of Columbia University about its capabilities, promising applications and present limitations.

    • Giampaolo Pitruzzello

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