META 2016 – 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

A report from the META 2016 conference, held from 25 to 28 July in Torremolinos, Spain.

1D nanostructures enable novel photonic devices in lieu of liquid crystal-based techniques

The ability to control the structural properties at the microscopic level in real-time allows the optical properties of the host medium to dynamically change .

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Advanced Optical Materials – July Issue Covers

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

Efficient radiative pumping of polaritons in a strongly coupled microcavity

This analysis demonstrated that the polariton states are most likely formed when the excited dye molecules in the cavity emit a photon, with this photon then directly exciting the photon-like part of the polariton.

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Plasmon-mediated photocatalysis – Pd nanoparticles in a double role

Pd nanosheets function both as broadband light absorbers and as synthetic catalysts for the dehydrogenation of formic acid to hydrogen and oxygen.

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easySTORM: High resolution – low costs

easySTORM: a robust, lower-cost approach to localization and TIRF microscopy A broad range of new microscopy methodologies have recently been introduced collectively referred to as “super-resolved microscopy (SRM)”. They offer resolution measured in tens of nanometers or less – overcoming the diffraction limit and thereby opening up a wealth of new possibilities for biological studies. […]

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – July 2016

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

3D printing of complex micro-objectives

Researchers at University of Stuttgart created optical lenses which are hardly larger than a human hair.

Advanced Optical Materials – June Issue Covers

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Topical Issue: Image Processing in Biomedical Diagnosis

A special issue of Journal of Biophotonics is devoted to the topic of image analysis and processing in biomedical diagnosis.

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