Title

Feature issue introduction: mid-IR photonic materials

Authors

Authors

J. J. Hu; J. Meyer; K. Richardson;L. Shah

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Mater. Express

Keywords

MIDINFRARED SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION; CHALCOGENIDE GLASS; CASCADE; LASERS; RESONATORS; FIBER; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics

Abstract

The mid-infrared (mid-IR, 2.5 to 10 mu m wavelengths) is a strategically important spectral band for an array of applications such as thermal imaging, chem/bio sensing, spectroscopy, infrared countermeasures, and free space communications. Mid-IR photonics have emerged as an active area of investigation in recent years, largely spurred by the rapid progress of cascade laser sources, uncooled detectors, and specialty mid-IR optical fibers. The 26 papers of this feature issue focus on the leading enabling material technologies for mid-IR photonics, and encompass recent advances in both active (lasers and detectors) and passive (fibers and waveguides) components. Linear and nonlinear photon-matter interactions in the mid-IR are also covered. (c) 2013 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optical Materials Express

Volume

3

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1571

Last Page

1575

WOS Identifier

WOS:000323944700037

ISSN

2159-3930

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