The combination of a plasmonic color filter and a terahertz metamaterial absorber exhibits unique resonant phenomena over several decades of wavelengths.
Due to their unique properties these fascinating materials are predicted to possess a complete photonic bandgap without any long-range order.
The Trend article by Andreas Lendlein discusses the main synthetic challenges of designing shape-memory polymers.
C. Barner-Kowollik highlights the most recent progress in the area of single polymer chain folding, aimed at mimicking natural biomacromolecules.
Stefan Hell and co-workers have achieved maximum spatial resolution in far-field optical imaging by applying solid immersion lenses to stimulated emission depletion microscopy.
A new type of on-chip microcavities has been realized, which features both highly unidirectional emission and ultra-high-Q factors in the near infrared.