Newly published describes the generation of a second order nonlinear susceptibility in silicon by the introduction of an inhomogeneous strain.
Researchers have demonstrated a method to prepare hybrid organic-inorganic multifunctional liquid crystal composites with high quantum dot content.
Researchers demonstrate that beam steering using self-organized cholesteric liquid crystals containing a light-driven chiral molecular switch.
Cheng, et al. have created a broadband perfect absorber for terahertz waves by etching doped silicon to form micro-scale resonant cavities.
Nanostructuring improves optical confinement and limited light out-coupling efficiency from by the mismatched refractive indices of media in devices.