Robert D. Guenther
This special issue of Optics & Photonics News (OPN) highlights the most exciting research to emerge in the preceding 12 months in the fast-paced world of optics.
Georgios Siviloglou, John Broky, Aristide Dogariu and Demetrios Christodoulides
By properly shaping the waveform, we can now control the diffraction of light.
Ting-wei Su, Sungkyu Seo, Anthony Erlinger, Derek Tseng and Aydogan Ozcan
Optics has provided key tools for advancing modern and traditional biology. Now it may play a role in reducing medical costs.
Peng Zhang, Cibo Lou, Sheng Liu, Fajun Xiao, Jianlin Zhao, Jingjun Xu and Zhigang Chen
Photonic structures began in the search for localization associated with defects. Now, however, localized states have been demonstrated in defect-free media.
Christiano J.S. de Matos, Leonardo de S. Menezes, Antônio M. Brito-Silva, M.A. Martinez Gámez, Anderson S.L. Gomes and Cid B. de Araújo
We have created lasers with operating properties that we never would have dreamed of when the technology was invented 50 years ago.
A.Y. Vorobyev and Chunlei Guo
Short optical pulses provide useful material processing capability.
Fatih Hakan Köklü, Anthony Nickolas Vamivakas, Stephen Ippolito, Bennett B Goldberg and Selim Ünlü
We continue to find new performance enhancements even for mature technologies like optical microscopy
Pietro Ferraro, Lisa Miccio, Simonetta Grilli, Andrea Finizio, Sergio De Nicola and Veronica Vespini
The coupling of micro-fluidics and array imaging opens a fascinating area of research.
Peter M. Moselund, Michael H. Frosz, Carsten L. Thomsen and Ole Bang
Nonlinear optical response has enhanced our ability to produce coherent light throughout the optical spectral region.
Miguel A. Preciado and Miguel A. Muriel
New waveform generation provides the experimentalist with interesting new tools
Moshe Shuker, Ofer Firstenberg, Amiram Ron, Rami Pugatch and Nir Davidson
Temporal storage of optical signals is a needed capability in communications.
Jesper Glückstad, Darwin Z. Palima, Jeppe S. Dam and Ivan P.-Nielsen
First discovered in 1970, optical tweezers can now be generated and controlled.
Yuri Gorodetski, Konstantin Y. Bliokh, Avi Niv, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman
Electron-spin-based photonic devices are a hot topic in optical research.
It is now possible to conduct optical experiments on systems that exhibit strongly correlated behavior.
Haowen Li, D. Ahmasi Harris, Bingwei Xu, Paul J. Wrzesinski, Vadim V. Lozovoy and Marcos Dantus
We continue to develop more sensitive systems for the remote sensing of biological and chemical trace components.
Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Sergej Flach, Andrey V. Gorbach, Boris S. Luk’yanchuk, Yuri S. Kivshar and Michael I. Tribelsky
We have missed the presence of resonant scattering behavior in the Rayleigh region for years, but a clue was lurking in quantum theory.
Ki-Yong Kim, Antoinette J. Taylor, James H. Glownia and George Rodriguez
This frequency range has had a variety of names since the 1960s, and researchers continue to be interested in exploiting this spectral region.
We describe a novel short pulse laser system.
Amrita Prasad, Khu Tri Vu, Ting Han, Alex Minovich and Sarah Beavan
Stephen R. Wilk
John N. Howard