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Featuring graphene-based electro-optical surfaces, quantum inteference with a topological light source, generation of femtosecond extreme-ultraviolet laser pulses, pure millimetre waves and more.


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  • Photography of Charles Townes

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

  • A line sketch of N. S. Kapany

    Watt Webb pioneered the development of fluorescence correlation microscopy and two-photon microscopy alongside other achievements in biophysics, materials science and nonlinear optics.

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    Nature Photonics is a monthly journal dedicated publishing top-quality, peer-reviewed research in all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. Coverage extends from research into the fundamental properties of light and how it interacts with matter through to the latest designs of optoelectronic device and emerging applications that exploit photons.

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