About Eva Rittweger

Eva is one of the editors for Advanced Optical Materials. Her responsibilities also include peer-review editing for Advanced Materials. She studied physics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of California Berkeley. After her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for biophysical chemistry in Göttingen, she worked at the German cancer research center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.

Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – March 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

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International Year of Light: Plasmonic waveguides

Anatoly Zayats and Alexey Krasavin present recent progress in the development of active and passive nanophotonic components based on dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides.

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LEDs for Visible-Light Communications

Enhanced recombination rate is achieved on a novel plasmonic platform that exploits the spontaneous formation of a V-pit-texture on the surface of a light-emitting diode.

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Helical Liquid Crystal Superstructures

A dynamic photo-alignment technique to design and arbitrarily arrange the in-plane helical axes of cholesteric liquid crystals.

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Toward 20% Power Conversion Efficiency Photovoltaics

A novel light trapping configuration for thin-film photovoltaics, called a compound parabolic trapper, is proposed.

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Magnetic mirrors for subwavelength imaging

Enhanced electric fields through the optical magnetic mirror effect enable subwavelength imaging resolution.

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Topological Insulators for All-Optical Signal Processing

By combining a third-order nonlinear optical material, topological insulator, and microfiber, an all-optical processing device is successfully prepared.

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Persistent Phosphorescence for Targeted Imaging

A host–guest–guest material demonstrates the photoreversible on–off recording of persistent room-temperature phosphorescence from the phosphorescent guest.

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International Year of Light: 3D μ-printing

Three-dimensional μ-printing is a mature technology, enabling novel research fields in various disciplines based on three-dimensional microstructure.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – February 2016

The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.