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Laser & Photonics Reviews

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January 2015

Volume 9, Issue 1

Pages A1–A8, 1–128, i–ii

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    10. Erratum
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      Front Cover: Enhancement of single-photon emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers with TiN/(Al,Sc)N hyperbolic metamaterial (Laser Photonics Rev. 9(1)/2015)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570010

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      The broadband enhancement of single photon emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds coupled to a planar multilayer metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion is studied experimentally. The metamaterial is fabricated as an epitaxial metal/dielectric superlattice consisting of CMOS-compatible ceramics: titanium nitride (TiN) and aluminum scandium nitride (AlxSc1-xN). It is demonstrated that employing the metamaterial results in significant enhancement of collected single photon emission and reduction of the excited-state lifetime. The results could have an impact on future CMOS-compatible integrated quantum sources.

      (Picture: M. Y. Shalaginov et al.10.1002/lpor.201400185, pp. 120–127, in this issue)

  2. Inside Cover

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      Inside Cover: Monolithic silicon-micromachined free-space optical interferometers onchip (Laser Photonics Rev. 9(1)/2015)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570012

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      Chip-scale MEMS Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) spectrometer constructed solely from single-crystalline silicon. The Michelson interferometer's characteristic length of only 150 micrometers is obtained thanks to coating-free, Bragg mirrors made of silicon-air multilayers. An interferogram is acquired while the mirror is moved by electrostatic actuation. Its Fourier Transform gives the spectrum of input light. Light propagates in free-space over the chip surface in a ‘micro optical bench’ fashion.

      (Picture: Y. M. Sabry, D. Khalil, T. Bourouina 10.1002/lpor.201400069, pp. 1–24, in this issue)

  3. Back Cover

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      Back Cover: Broadband amplification of spoof surface plasmon polaritons at microwave frequencies (Laser Photonics Rev. 9(1)/2015)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570011

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      The first experimental demonstration to amplify spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) with high gain is presented at microwave frequencies using a sub-wavelength-scale amplifier chip, which can be used as an SPP amplifier. The proposed method advances a big step towards other active SPP components and SPP integrated circuits at microwave and terahertz frequencies.

      (Picture: Hao Chi Zhang et al.10.1002/lpor.201400131, pp. 83–90, in this issue)

  4. LPR Call for Paper

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      LPR Call For Paper: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(1)/2015 (page A1)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570013

  5. Editorial Advisory Board

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      Editorial Advisory Board: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(1)/2015 (page A2)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570014

  6. Contents

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      Contents: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(1)/2015 (pages A3–A8)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570015

  7. Review Articles

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      Monolithic silicon-micromachined free-space optical interferometers onchip (pages 1–24)

      Yasser M. Sabry, Diaa Khalil and Tarik Bourouina

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400069

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      Light interferometry is a key optical phenomenon, in which miniaturized scanning interferometers are the manipulating optical devices, leading to on-chip instrumentation. Monolithic free-space optical interferometers take advantage of the recent progress in silicon micro-fabrication technology that is enabling accurate control of etching depth, aspect-ratio, verticality and curvature of the etched surfaces. The library of micro-optical and mechanical components is described in detail, followed by a discussion of the foreseen challenges.

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      Waveguide sub-wavelength structures: a review of principles and applications (pages 25–49)

      Robert Halir, Przemek J. Bock, Pavel Cheben, Alejandro Ortega-Moñux, Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Jens H. Schmid, Jean Lapointe, Dan-Xia Xu, J. Gonzalo Wangüemert-Pérez, Íñigo Molina-Fernández and Siegfried Janz

      Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400083

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      With the recent development of silicon photonics and high resolution lithography, periodic structures with a sub-wavelength pitch have found widespread application. This review provides an introduction to the physics of sub-wavelength structures and an extensive overview of their applications in waveguide devices, including: high efficiency fiber-chip couplers, wavelength multiplexers, athermal waveguide and ultra-broadband waveguide couplers.

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      Fiber optical parametric amplifiers in optical communication systems (pages 50–74)

      Michel E. Marhic (†), Peter A. Andrekson, Periklis Petropoulos, Stojan Radic, Christophe Peucheret and Mahmoud Jazayerifar

      Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400087

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      The prospects for using fiber optical parametric amplifiers in optical communication systems are reviewed. All-optical amplitude or phase regeneration can be performed. A PSA with 1.1 dB noise figure has been demonstrated. 512 Gb/s have been transmitted over 6,000 km by periodic phase conjugation. Simulations indicate the potential for transmitting multi-Tb/s signals over thousands of kilometres. Technical challenges are discussed.

  8. Original Papers

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      Unveiling the correlation between non-diffracting tractor beam and its singularity in Poynting vector (pages 75–82)

      Dongliang Gao, Andrey Novitsky, Tianhang Zhang, Fook Chiong Cheong, Lei Gao, Chwee Teck Lim, Boris Luk'yanchuk and Cheng-Wei Qiu

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400071

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      This paper investigates the singular optics of nonparaxial light beams when behaving as tractor beams. The correlation between non-diffracting tractor beam and its singularity in Poynting vector (cyan circle in the inset) is unveiled. The negative nonconservative pulling force originates from the transfer of the stored azimuthal Poynting vector to the longitudinal component caused by the existence of the scatterer.

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      Broadband amplification of spoof surface plasmon polaritons at microwave frequencies (pages 83–90)

      Hao Chi Zhang, Shuo Liu, Xiaopeng Shen, Lin Hui Chen, Lianming Li and Tie Jun Cui

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400131

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      Efficient amplification of spoof surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) is proposed at microwave frequencies by using a subwavelength-scale amplifier. For this purpose, a special plasmonic waveguide composed of two ultrathin corrugated metallic strips on top and bottom surfaces of a dielectric substrate with mirror symmetry is presented, which is easy to integrate with the amplifier. It is shown that spoof SPPs are able to propagate on the plasmonic waveguide in broadband with low loss and strong subwavelength effect.

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      Generation of sub-terahertz repetition rates from a monolithic self-mode-locked laser coupled with an external Fabry-Perot cavity (pages 91–97)

      Y. F. Chen, M. T. Chang, W. Z. Zhuang, K. W. Su, K. F. Huang and H. C. Liang

      Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400132

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      A novel scheme to multiply the repetition rate of a monolithic self-mode-locked laser for generating sub-terahertz pulse sources is realized. A partially reflective mirror is exploited to form an external Fabry-Perot cavity. The pulse trains with the pth harmonics of the repetition rate can be flexibly obtained by adjusting the external cavity length to be a simple fraction of the crystal length.

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      Optofluidic droplet router (pages 98–104)

      Michael Esseling, Annamaria Zaltron, Wolfgang Horn and Cornelia Denz

      Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400133

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      An optofluidic droplet router based on a bulk photovoltaic substrate is presented. This novel tool is able to route and steer micro droplets in optically-created and hence reconfigurable geometries. The occurring forces can be either repulsive or attractive, depending on the electrical properties of the liquid media. Custom-made PDMS droplet generators are sealed by a lithium niobate crystal and are used to demonstrate the working principle of the router.

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      InGaN/GaN dot-in-a-wire: ultimate terahertz nanostructure (pages 105–113)

      Guan Sun, Ruolin Chen, Yujie J. Ding, Hieu P. T. Nguyen and Zetian Mi

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400138

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      Terahertz radiation from nitride-based dot-in-a-wire nanostructures is investigated. Sub-micro-watt terahertz signal is generated with just ten vertically-stacked quantum dots in each nanowire. A single quantum wire is capable of generating 10 pW, corresponding to 1 pW per dot. By applying a reverse bias along the wires in a light emitting device consisting of such nanostructures, the THz output power is increased more than fourfold.

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      Guiding light through optical bound states in the continuum for ultrahigh-Q microresonators (pages 114–119)

      Chang-Ling Zou, Jin-Ming Cui, Fang-Wen Sun, Xiao Xiong, Xu-Bo Zou, Zheng-Fu Han and Guang-Can Guo

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400178

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      A light confinement mechanism is proposed based on the photonic bound state in the continuum. In low-refractive-index photonic structures on a high-refractive-index membrane, optical dissipation to the continuum can be forbidden because of the destructive interference of various leakage channels, without the requirement of other high-refractive-index materials.

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      Enhancement of single-photon emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers with TiN/(Al,Sc)N hyperbolic metamaterial (pages 120–127)

      Mikhail Y. Shalaginov, Vadim V. Vorobyov, Jing Liu, Marcello Ferrera, Alexey V. Akimov, Alexei Lagutchev, Andrey N. Smolyaninov, Vasily V. Klimov, Joseph Irudayaraj, Alexander V. Kildishev, Alexandra Boltasseva and Vladimir M. Shalaev

      Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400185

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      The broadband enhancement of single photon emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds coupled to a planar multilayer metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion is studied experimentally. The metamaterial is fabricated as an epitaxial metal/dielectric superlattice consisting of CMOS-compatible ceramics: titanium nitride (TiN) and aluminum scandium nitride (AlxSc1-xN). It is demonstrated that employing the metamaterial results in significant enhancement of collected single photon emission and reduction of the excited-state lifetime. The results could have an impact on future CMOS-compatible integrated quantum sources.

  9. Erratum

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      Functional organic single crystals for solid-state laser applications : [Laser Photonics Rev. 8, No. 5, 687–715, (2014)] (page 128)

      Hong-Hua Fang, Jie Yang, Jing Feng, Takeshi Yamao, Shu Hotta and Hong-Bo Sun

      Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201480222

      This article corrects:

      Functional organic single crystals for solid-state laser applications

      Vol. 8, Issue 5, 687–715, Article first published online: 2 MAR 2014

  10. Issue Information

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      Issue Information: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(1)/2015 (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570016

  11. Erratum

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      Recent advances in bioluminescence tomography: methodology and system as well as application

      Chenghu Qin, Jinchao Feng, Shouping Zhu, Xibo Ma, Jianghong Zhong, Ping Wu, Zhengyu Jin and Jie Tian

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201270011

      This article corrects:

      Recent advances in bioluminescence tomography: methodology and system as well as application

      Vol. 8, Issue 1, 94–114, Article first published online: 8 AUG 2012

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