Laser & Photonics Reviews

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November 2011

Volume 5, Issue 6

Pages A27–A29, 711–809

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    1. Cover Picture: Laser & Photon. Rev. 5(6)/2011

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201190005

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      In whispering gallery spherical micro-resonators, phase matching of second harmonic generation depends on the radius of the sphere. This unusual dependence causes the illustrated bending for the amplitude of the coupling coefficient between the fundamental and second harmonic modes shown here as a function of the phase mismatch and sphere radius. (Picture: Gregory Kozyreff, Jorge Luis Dominguez-Juarez, and Jordi Martorell, p. 737, in this issue)

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    1. Issue Information: Laser & Photonics Reviews 5(6) / 2011

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201100660

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    1. Contents: Laser & Photonics Reviews 5(6)/2011 (pages A27–A29)

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201100506

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    1. Control of optical properties through photochromism: a promising approach to photonics (pages 711–736)

      A. Bianco, S. Perissinotto, M. Garbugli, G. Lanzani and C. Bertarelli

      Article first published online: 12 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201000033

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      The versatility of organic chemistry gives photochromic materials wide opportunities for several applications that range from tunable filters and gratings, to refractive-index modulators for optical fibers and communications, to optical memories and sensors. In this work studies on photochromism for photonics are reviewed. Moreover, novel results on amplified emission efficient modulation in a conjugated polymer/photochromic system are presented.

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      Nonlinear optics in spheres: from second harmonic scattering to quasi-phase matched generation in whispering gallery modes (pages 737–749)

      G. Kozyreff, J.L. Dominguez-Juarez and J. Martorell

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201000036

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      Theoretical and experimental investigations have demonstrated the usefulness of circular geometries to tailor second-order nonlinear optical effects. However, until recently, such effects have remained rather weak. Developments in the field of high quality factor spherical or ring resonators have shown that many different types of light-matter interactions can be dramatically amplified when light is coupled in the whispering gallery modes of such resonators.

    3. Quantum modelling of electro-optic modulators (pages 750–772)

      J. Capmany and C.R. Fernández-Pousa

      Article first published online: 18 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201000038

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      Many components that are employed in quantum information and communication systems are well known photonic devices encountered in standard optical fiber communication systems. Whereas the behavior of these devices is well known under the classical regime, it is less well understood under quantum conditions. This paper reviews the salient features of the quantum scattering theory describing both the operation of the electro-optic phase and amplitude modulators in discrete and continuous-mode formalisms.

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      Discontinuous Galerkin methods in nanophotonics (pages 773–809)

      K. Busch, M. König and J. Niegemann

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201000045

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      This article reviews the state of the recently developed discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for the efficient numerical treatment of nanophotonic systems. This approach combines the accurate and flexible spatial discretisation of classical finite elements with efficient time stepping capabilities. The underlying principles of the discontinuous Galerkin technique and its application to the simulation of complex nanophotonic structures are described. The potential of the discontinuous Galerkin approach is illustrated by modelling and simulating several experimentally relevant systems.

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