Photonics Focus Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 4

July/August 2020 | Vol. 1 | Issue 4

This issue of Photonics Focus will look to the very small with the intense curiosity that we usually leave to quantum engineers: we focus on photonics at the nanoscale.

This inquiry into the smallest of smalls will explore innovative new diagnostics and therapies for cancer; it will examine metasurfaces that perform analog computations; it will follow the pursuit of an efficient light source from silicon nanocrystals to power future photonic circuits. The issue also gives homage to nano pioneer Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of buckminsterfullerene, whose name may have portended his future renown in a field of the exquisitely small.

Select articles are available online, but the complete issue is available for download as a PDF.

Nanoparticles promise to be a magic bullet in cancer treatment. While researchers have gotten far with the bullet design, the magic remains elusive.
Engineers Search for a Tiny Cure for a Big Problem
The right optical design could reduce the computational burden in sensor systems, paving the way for tiny, low-power image processing for miniature drones or self-driving cars.
Computing and Optics Team Up over Metasurfaces
In order to accomplish all-silicon photonic integrated circuits, engineers need to solve the problem at the source.
Silicon Lasers: the Final Frontier
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Launched in 2020, Photonics Focus is the new award-winning SPIE membership magazine. Articles showcase scientific discovery and innovative real-world applications of optics and photonics.

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