International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

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Short, Ultrashort, Sub-Cycle Short – Towards sub-cycle optical waveforms

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Coherent synthesis of pulses generated by separate sources may pave the way to sub-cycle optical waveforms.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – June 2015

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

Tracking sperm with confocal laser endomicroscopy

Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) might improve the results of testicular sperm extraction while reducing traumata during surgery.

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Fiber optics goes biocompatible and implantable

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Researchers turn hydrogels into biocompatible optical fibers that can be functionalized for medical applications beyond endoscopy.

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Directional Filters Using Terahertz Metamaterials

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Adjusting the unit cell of a terahertz metamaterial relative to the diffraction order of its superlattice creates ultrahigh angular sensitivity.

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Neurophotonics: In Pursuit of an Inorganic Brain

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Mimicking the ultra-efficient organic human brain using inorganic structures is brought a step closer to reality with metal-sulphide microfibers.

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Advanced Optical Materials – May Issue Covers

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

En route to biological applications: self-assembled fluorescent nanoparticles

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Researchers from the Netherlands present a timely overview on self-assembled fluorene or perylene based chromophores focussing on biological applications.

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International Year of Light: Lanthanide-Doped Fluoride Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews nucleation, growth, and upconversion properties of lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles.

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