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All‐Optical Switching of Structural Color with a Fabry–Pérot Cavity
-  20 September 2023
All-optical switching of structural colors excited by a Fabry–Pérot cavity inside a metal–dielectric–metal thin film stack is demonstrated. A reflectivity of >60%, a dynamic wavelength range of ≈220 nm, and a gamut coverage of >80% of standard RGB has been realized via the crystallization and re-amorphization of a low loss phase change material, that is, antimony trisulfide (Sb2S3).
High‐Speed Waveguide‐Integrated InSe Photodetector on SiN Photonics for Near‐Infrared Applications
-  15 September 2023
A high-speed near-infrared (NIR) photodetector (976 nm) seamlessly incorporates multilayer indium selenide (InSe) onto a cutting-edge silicon nitride (SiN) waveguide. It exhibits exceptional optoelectronic properties, including low dark current (40 nA μm−12), high photoresponsivity (0.38 A W−1), and external quantum efficiency of 48.4%. The NIR photodetector thus opens up boundless possibilities in the realms of optical interconnects, LiDAR technology, and biosensing applications.
GHz Compact Laser Enabled by GaSb Nanowires as Saturable Absorbers
-  15 September 2023
GaSb nanowires are used as the saturable absorber elements in a waveguide laser cavity, demonstrating efficient Q-switched mode-locked lasers with a repetition rate of 8.2 GHz and a pulse duration of 31 ps operating at 1 μm wavelength. All results suggest the great potential of GaSb nanowires for the applications in next-generation ultrafast lasers.
Modular Optical Diodes for Circular Polarization Based on Glass‐Supported Cellulose Nanocrystal/Polyethylene Glycol Composite Films
-  14 September 2023
The handedness of circular polarization of light is reversed by a modular device comprised of a dip-coated birefringent cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) film sandwiched by two CNC/polyethylene glycol composite films. Asymmetric forward and backward propagation of circular propagation resembles an optical diode at wavelengths of selective Bragg reflection.
High‐Contrast Switching of Light Enabled by Zero Diffraction
-  13 September 2023
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Multi‐Level Electro‐Thermal Switching of Optical Phase‐Change Materials Using Graphene
-  7 October 2020
Single-layer graphene microheaters are used to electro-thermally switch the optical phase-change material Ge2Sb2Se4Te1, with powers down to 8.6 mW. Nonvolatile tunable integrated photonic modulators and reconfigurable 2π phase-modulation metasurfaces are proposed using 3D simulations and experimental data. This framework enables scalable nonvolatile photonic devices with microheaters that are compatible to all photonic platforms and do not disrupt their optical performances.
Holographic Optical Elements for Augmented Reality: Principles, Present Status, and Future Perspectives
-  14 October 2020
Herein, the underlying physics of holographic optical element (HOE) formation are introduced first and their unique optical properties and functionalities are described. Next, the applications of HOEs in several augmented reality (AR) display systems are briefly reviewed and their pros and cons are analyzed. Finally, some perspectives are cast on future developments of HOEs for AR displays.
The Progress of Circularly Polarized Luminescence in Chiral Purely Organic Materials
-  23 December 2020
Organic circularly polarized luminescent (CPL) materials are a hot topic due to their fascinating photophysical properties and variously potential applications. In this minireview, the progress of small organic molecules (SOMs) in the past 5 years is introduced, especially the design strategy of circularly polarized thermally activated delayed fluorescence (CP-TADF) and the relationship of packing-property of circularly polarized room-temperature phosphorescence (CP-RTP).
Temperature‐Responsive Photonic Devices Based on Cholesteric Liquid Crystals
-  29 March 2021
Temperature-responsive cholesteric liquid crystals are an important class of photonic materials that show dynamic reflection properties upon temperature changes. The mechanisms that induce such temperature responses are discussed and related to the different molecular systems. A summary of design strategies, opportunities, challenges, and possible device structures is presented with a focus on photonic applications.
Tunable Metasurfaces: The Path to Fully Active Nanophotonics
-  1 May 2021
The recent progress of metasurfaces from static to fully tunable at the meta-atom level is reviewed, focusing on experimentally realized applications in the visible and IR regime. The different methods of tuning metasurfaces are discussed in terms of switchable, continuously tunable, and fully reprogrammable devices. The review rounds up with comments on the future directions of the field.