Second-order nonlinearity with silicon waveguides

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Newly published describes the generation of a second order nonlinear susceptibility in silicon by the introduction of an inhomogeneous strain.

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Preparing quantum-dot-dense liquid crystal composites

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Researchers have demonstrated a method to prepare hybrid organic-inorganic multifunctional liquid crystal composites with high quantum dot content.

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Metamaterials 2014

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A report from the Metamaterials 2014 conference, held from 25 to 30 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Beam-steering on a liquid crystal grating

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Researchers demonstrate that beam steering using self-organized cholesteric liquid crystals containing a light-driven chiral molecular switch.

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Etching doped silicon to produce perfect plasmonic absorbers

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Cheng, et al. have created a broadband perfect absorber for terahertz waves by etching doped silicon to form micro-scale resonant cavities.

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3D isotropic metamaterials fabricated

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A collaborative team of researchers has reported pioneering work to create an isotropic infrared metamaterial consisting of 3D metallic nanostructures.

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Random nanostructures make better flexible electronics

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Nanostructuring improves optical confinement and limited light out-coupling efficiency from by the mismatched refractive indices of media in devices.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – Nov. 2014

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This month’s top 5 most read articles from Advanced Optical Materials.

Ultrafast Electrically Tunable Polaritonic Metasurfaces

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Scientists design an electrically reconfigurable optical metasurface by merging plasmonic metamaterials with semiconductor heterostructures.

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Advanced Optical Materials – October Issue Covers

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Check out the articles highlighted on the covers of the latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials.