Issue 2 (2017)

Lasing Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing

Lasing Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing

The resonance phenomena of surface plasmons has enabled development of a novel class of noncontact, real-time and label-free optical sensors, which have emerged as a prominent tool in biochemical sensing and detection. However, various forms of …

Optical and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Layered Materials

Optical and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Layered Materials

Modern semiconductor devices have revolutionized wide ranging technologies such as electronics, lighting, solar energy, and communication. The semiconductor industry employs Si to fabricate electronic circuits, and GaAs, GaN, and other III–V …

Plasmonic hollow gold nanoparticles induced high-performance Bi2S3 nanoribbon photodetector

Plasmonic hollow gold nanoparticles induced high-performance Bi2S3 nanoribbon photodetector

A high performance hollow gold nanoparticles (HGNs) decorated one-dimensional (1-D) Bi2S3 nanoribbon (NR) photodetector was fabricated for green light detection (560 nm). The single crystal 1-D Bi2S3 NRs with growth orientation along were …

Nonlinear optical interactions in silicon waveguides

Nonlinear optical interactions in silicon waveguides

The strong nonlinear response of silicon photonic nanowire waveguides allows for the integration of nonlinear optical functions on a chip. However, the detrimental nonlinear optical absorption in silicon at telecom wavelengths limits the efficiency …

Progress and Prospects in Stretchable Electroluminescent Devices

Progress and Prospects in Stretchable Electroluminescent Devices

Stretchable electroluminescent (EL) devices are a new form of mechanically deformable electronics that are gaining increasing interests and believed to be one of the essential technologies for next generation lighting and display applications. Apart …

Toward biomaterial-based implantable photonic devices

Toward biomaterial-based implantable photonic devices

Optical technologies are essential for the rapid and efficient delivery of health care to patients. Efforts have begun to implement these technologies in miniature devices that are implantable in patients for continuous or chronic uses. In this …

Traditional and emerging materials for optical metasurfaces

Traditional and emerging materials for optical metasurfaces

One of the most promising and vibrant research areas in nanotechnology has been the field of metasurfaces. These are two dimensional representations of metaatoms, or artificial interfaces designed to possess specialized electromagnetic properties …

Progress in ultrafast laser processing and future prospects

Progress in ultrafast laser processing and future prospects

The unique characteristics of ultrafast lasers have rapidly revolutionized materials processing after their first demonstration in 1987. The ultrashort pulse width of the laser suppresses heat diffusion to the surroundings of the processed region, …