Ultra-Thin Optical Devices Directly Measure Polarization

Holograms made with metasurfaces could enable fast, compact polarization measurements for spectroscopy

Controlling Crystals of Light

Light inside optical on-chip microresonators can be crystallized in a form of periodic pulse trains

Quantum Optics in Topological Waveguides

New principle for quantum simulators in which quantum bits can exchange light quanta via a waveguide

All-Optical Neural Network for Deep Learning

In the network linear operations are programmed by spatial light modulators and Fourier lenses

Lightwave-Driven Gapless Superconductivity

Moving condensate states via subcycle dynamical symmetry breaking achieved with nonlinear oscillating terahertz photocurrents

Spinning Lightwaves on a One-Way Street

Researchers designed an interface of mirror symmetric gyrotropic media

How Light Travels Through Plasmonic-Photonic Crystals

New material with the hybrid mode of the optical states can be used in high-polarization-sensitive sensors

Thinnest Optical Waveguide

With only three layers of atoms the new device is a proof of concept for scaling down to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices

A Light-Trapping, Color-Converting Crystal

A recipe for creating a microscopic crystal structure that can hold two wavelengths of light at once

Weyl Semimetals for Photonic Devices

Circular photogalvanic effect could be used to control electric current by light.