Laser & Photonics Reviews

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Editor: Katja Paff

Impact Factor: 9.313

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/83 (Optics); 9/67 (Physics Condensed Matter); 10/136 (Physics Applied)

Online ISSN: 1863-8899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Optical Materials, Journal of Biophotonics


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  1. Original Papers

    1. Nonreciprocal transmission in a nonlinear photonic-crystal Fano structure with broken symmetry

      Yi Yu, Yaohui Chen, Hao Hu, Weiqi Xue, Kresten Yvind and Jesper Mork

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400207

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      A simple and ultracompact photonic-crystal structure exhibits diode functionality, i.e. one-way transmission only, is demonstrated. The structure is based on a photonic crystal waveguide coupled to a single nanocavity, and uses cavity-enhanced ultrafast carrier nonlinearities in combination with spatial symmetry breaking and a Fano resonance to realize nonreciprocal propagation effects at ultralow power and with good wavelength tunability.

  2. Review Articles

    1. Coherent pulse synthesis: towards sub-cycle optical waveforms

      Cristian Manzoni, Oliver D. Mücke, Giovanni Cirmi, Shaobo Fang, Jeffrey Moses, Shu-Wei Huang, Kyung-Han Hong, Giulio Cerullo and Franz X. Kärtner

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400181

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      The generation of sub-cycle light waveforms is at the frontiers of optics: ultrashort waveform generation calls for broad bandwidth and tailored spectral phase; coherent synthesis of fields from separate sources promises to fulfill both challenges. In this review, the experimental tools for coherent waveform synthesis and characterization are discussed, and the most recent advances are presented.


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