GUEST EDITORS: Robert D. Guenther, Judith Dawes, Rongguang Liang, Carlos López-Mariscal and Elena Silaeva
This special issue of OPN highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. This year's issue includes 30 summaries representing the work of more than 130 authors from 14 countries.
Photonic structures allow control of dispersion in guided wave systems.
New ideas in compressive sensing are expanding our imaging capability. Research that models the retina has led to an understanding of the eye’s acuity.
We have developed interferometric systems to measure nanosize structures and freeze their motion in time. Researchers have also suggested a method to extract both phase and amplitude information for crystallography.
We are developing a better understanding of the fundamentals of novel lasing devices such as the quantum cascade laser and the random laser.
Optical switching has now been made efficient through the use of nonlinear processes.
The use of light for controlling objects led to the development of optical tweezers. Now, the applications have expanded into the creation of three-dimensional structures and the control of surface structures.
Researchers are once again interested in using non-diffracting beams of light because of the possibility
Magnetic interactions with light are usually so small that they are ignored, even in nonlinear optics. Scientists have discovered that parametric processes can drive the interactions to unanticipated strengths.
Plasmonic lenses have been developed for detecting circular polarization.
Quantum information science continues to drive work in quantum optics. New research makes fundamental measurements showing parity-time symmetry breaking using an optical system.
Spectroscopic imaging has become a useful diagnostic tool in biology and chemistry.
A novel method of deflecting an optical beam has produced a new streak camera design.
T. Scott Rowe
John N. Howard