Feature issue introduction: mid-IR photonic materials
Abbreviated Journal Title
Opt. Mater. Express
MIDINFRARED SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION; CHALCOGENIDE GLASS; CASCADE; LASERS; RESONATORS; FIBER; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics
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
Optical Materials Express
"Feature issue introduction: mid-IR photonic materials" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4117.