The second issue of Advanced Optical Materials is now online, including twelve research articles covering all aspects of light-matter interactions.
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.
Carefully engineered CdSe/CdS colloidal quantum dots show an almost constant amplified spontaneous emission threshold over a temperature range from 5–325 K.