Volume: 3 Issue 1
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Optical bound states in the continuum in periodic structures: mechanisms, effects, and applications | Story Video , On the Cover
Jiajun Wang, Peishen Li, Xingqi Zhao, Zhiyuan Qian, Xinhao Wang, Feifan Wang, Xinyi Zhou, Dezhuan Han, Chao Peng, Lei Shi, and Jian Zi
Optical bound states in the continuum (BICs) have recently stimulated a research boom, accompanied by demonstrations of abundant exotic phenomena and applications. With ultrahigh quality (Q) factors, optical BICs have powerful abilities to trap light in optical structures from the continuum of propagation waves in free
Photonics Insights
  • Publication Date: Feb. 26, 2024
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1, R01 (2024)
Optical microfiber or nanofiber: a miniature fiber-optic platform for nanophotonics
Jianbin Zhang, Hubiao Fang, Pan Wang, Wei Fang, Lei Zhang, Xin Guo, and Limin Tong
An optical micro/nanofiber (MNF) is a quasi-one-dimensional free-standing optical waveguide with a diameter close to or less than the vacuum wavelength of light. Combining the tiny geometry with high-refractive-index contrast between the core and the surrounding, the MNF exhibits favorable optical properties such as ti
Photonics Insights
  • Publication Date: Mar. 01, 2024
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1, R02 (2024)
Photophysical and photochemical process after light absorption in metals
Shunping Zhang, Yuhao Xu, and Hongxing Xu
Photonics Insights
  • Publication Date: Jan. 22, 2024
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1, C01 (2024)
Embarking on a skyrmion odyssey
Lei Shi, Zhiyuan Che, and Yuri Kivshar
Photonics Insights
  • Publication Date: Mar. 31, 2024
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1, C02 (2024)

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The confinement of waves is a long-standing pursuit in both fundamental science and practical applications. Recent exploration of BICs has introduced novel approaches for effectively trapping light waves. With additional degrees of polarization freedom in momentum space, optical BICs are driving innovation in areas such as spin-orbit interactions and light-matter interactions.