Feature issue introduction: mid-infrared optical materials and their device applications
Author(s)Hu, Juejun; Mawst, Luke; Moss, Steven; Petit, Laeticia; Ting, David
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The mid-infrared (mid-IR, 2 to 10 μm) is a technologically important spectral regime for sensing, imaging, and communications. In the past few years, there has been a surge of interest in novel mid-IR optical materials as well as their device implementations to address the increasing demands from these applications. The 22 papers in this feature issue represent a diverse cross-section of the latest technological advances in this field, spanning mid-IR light generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection functions in free-space, fiber, and planar platforms. In terms of material systems, semiconductors, glasses, plasmonic metals, as well as nanostructures specifically engineered for the mid-IR band, are all extensively covered. We hope that the readers will enjoy the kaleidoscopic view of the burgeoning field of mid-IR optics and photonics through this feature issue.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Optical Materials Express
The Optical Society
Hu, Juejun et al. "Feature issue introduction: mid-infrared optical materials and their device applications." Optical Materials Express 8, 7 (July 2018): 2026-2034 © 2019 Optical Society of America.
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Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials