Laser & Photonics Reviews

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May 2015

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages A17–A26, 275–362, L11–L15, i–ii

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    4. LPR Call for Paper
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    10. Frontispiece
    11. Original Papers
    12. Letter
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      Front Cover: Nonlinear photonic waveguides for on-chip optical pulse compression (Laser Photonics Rev. 9(3)/2015)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570030

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      Fundamental to the temporal compression of optical pulses is the generation of new spectral content through amedium's nonlinearity and their synchronization in time using an appropriate amount of optical dispersion. The ability to generate large amounts of dispersion on a chip as well as large nonlinear parameters have recently enabled integrated optical pulse compressors with high compression factors to be demonstrated.We review recent research progress in the field as well as opportunities for further development.

      (Picture: D. H. T. Tan et al.,10.1002/lpor.201400420 pp. 294–308, in this issue)

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      Back Cover: Femtosecond laser ionization and fragmentation of molecules for environmental sensing (Laser Photonics Rev. 9(3)/2015)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570033

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      The article overviews recent research advances in environmental sensing by using femtosecond laser pulses through strong-fieldinduced ionization and fragmentation ofmolecules, which provides the possibility to induce the photoemission for a large number of molecular species of interest in the laser propagation path with only one single laser, and also opens up a way towards sensing “dark species” that emit light after ionization and fragmentation.

      (Picture: Huailiang Xu et al.,10.1002/lpor.201400208 pp. 275–293, in this issue)

  3. LPR Call for Paper

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    1. LPR Call For Paper: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(3)/2015 (page A17)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570034

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  5. Contents

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      Contents: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(3)/2015 (pages A19–A23)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570037

  6. Retrospect

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    1. Retrospect: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(3)/2015 (page A24)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570038

  7. Editorial

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      A Legacy for Light (pages A25–A26)

      John Dudley

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570036

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    1. Femtosecond laser ionization and fragmentation of molecules for environmental sensing (pages 275–293)

      Huailiang Xu, Ya Cheng, See-Leang Chin and Hong-Bo Sun

      Article first published online: 5 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400208

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      This article overviews recent research advances in environmental sensing by using femtosecond laser pulses through strong-field-induced ionization and fragmentation of molecules, which provides the possibility to induce the photoemission for a large number of molecular species of interest in the laser propagation path with only one single laser, and also opens up a way towards sensing “dark species” that emit light after ionization and fragmentation.

    2. Nonlinear photonic waveguides for on-chip optical pulse compression (pages 294–308)

      Dawn T. H. Tan, Anuradha M. Agarwal and Lionel C. Kimerling

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400420

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      Ultra-short pulses are of importance to both fundamental and applied research. Central to temporal compression of optical pulses is the generation of new spectral content in a nonlinear medium and the synchronization of all spectral components in time using an appropriate amount of dispersion. Recent advancements in generating large amounts of anomalous dispersion and nonlinear parameters on integrated optical platforms have led to impressive demonstrations of on – chip optical pulse compressors. The state of the art in on-chip optical pulse compressors are reviewed, starting with a theoretical treatment followed by experimental breakthroughs and future opportunities.

    3. Optical trapping and manipulation of micrometer and submicrometer particles (pages 309–329)

      Mark Daly, Marios Sergides and Síle Nic Chormaic

      Article first published online: 11 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500006

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      Manipulating particles using light alone has proven to be an indispensable tool with significant effort being made to create stable traps for submicron particles. Optical trapping is a highly diverse field and borrows techniques from many areas of optics in order to extend the limits of optical manipulation. This review covers some of the early work on optical trapping, while focusing on more recent developments related to submicron particle trapping.

  9. Frontispiece

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  10. Original Papers

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    1. Photonic Floquet topological insulators in atomic ensembles (pages 331–338)

      Yiqi Zhang, Zhenkun Wu, Milivoj R. Belić, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiguo Wang, Min Xiao and Yanpeng Zhang

      Article first published online: 7 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400428

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      The feasibility of realizing a photonic Floquet topological insulator (PFTI) in an atomic ensemble is demonstrated. The interference of three coupling fields will split energy levels periodically, to form a periodic refractive index structure with honeycomb profile that can be adjusted by different frequency detunings and intensities of the coupling fields. This in turn will affect the appearance of Dirac cones in momentum space. When the honeycomb lattice sites are helically ordered along the propagation direction, gaps open at Dirac points, and one obtains a PFTI in an atomic vapor. An obliquely incident beam will be able to move along the zigzag edge of the lattice without scattering energy into the PFTI, due to the confinement of edge states. The appearance of Dirac cones and the formation of a photonic Floquet topological insulator can be shut down by the third-order nonlinear susceptibility and opened up by the fifth-order one.

    2. Monolithically integrated 64-channel silicon hybrid demultiplexer enabling simultaneous wavelength- and mode-division-multiplexing (pages 339–344)

      Daoxin Dai, Jian Wang, Sitao Chen, Shipeng Wang and Sailing He

      Article first published online: 29 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400446

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      A monolithically integrated 64-channel hybrid demultiplexer is realized with a 4-channel mode multiplexer and two bi-directional 17 × 17 arrayed-waveguide gratings (AWGs) to enable wavelength-division-multiplexing and mode-division-multiplexing simultaneously.

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      Bulk plasmon-polaritons in hyperbolic nanorod metamaterial waveguides (pages 345–353)

      Nikolaos Vasilantonakis, Mazhar E. Nasir, Wayne Dickson, Gregory A. Wurtz and Anatoly V. Zayats

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400457

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      The waveguiding properties and mode structure of planar anisotropic metamaterial waveguides are characterized experimentally and theoretically. The extraordinary modes, originating from bulk plasmon polaritons of the metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion, are shown to exhibit low or negative group velocity and high effective refractive indices (up to 10), allowing a deep-subwavelength-size single mode waveguides. The results are important for understanding of the enhanced nonlinear, sensing and Purcell properties of such metamaterials.

    4. Angular- and polarization-independent structural colors based on 1D photonic crystals (pages 354–362)

      Kyu-Tae Lee, Chengang Ji, Debasish Banerjee and L. Jay Guo

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500029

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      A 1D photonic crystal-based structural reflective color with angle-invariant, polarization-independent, and high-purity characteristics is presented. Our proposed device is capable of creating a distinctive color that is insensitive with respect to the angle of incidence up to ±70° regardless of the polarization state of incident light. The presented approach can open the door to numerous applications, such as colored display technologies and imaging sensors.

  11. Letter

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    1. Hybrid vertical-cavity laser with lateral emission into a silicon waveguide (pages L11–L15)

      Gyeong Cheol Park, Weiqi Xue, Alireza Taghizadeh, Elizaveta Semenova, Kresten Yvind, Jesper Mørk and Il-Sug Chung

      Article first published online: 10 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400418

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      A III-V-on-SOI vertical-cavity laser with lateral emission into a silicon waveguide has been demonstrated, using CMOS compatible processes. This laser has the advantages of longwavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, such as low threshold and high side-mode suppression ratio, while allowing integration with silicon photonic circuits. It has the potential for ultrahigh-speed operation beyond 100 Gbit/s.

  12. Issue Information

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      Issue Information: Laser & Photon. Rev. 9(3)/2015 (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201570031

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