Special Issue: Active Nanophotonics
Volume 108, Issue 5
Special Issue Papers
This article reviews recent efforts in enabling active nanophotonic devices for lasing and optical sources, loss compensation, and to realize new optical functionalities at the nanoscale.
This article reviews the use of quasi-2-D CdSe-based col- loidal quantum wells (nanoplatelets), covering their heterostructures, doping opportunities, and extraordinary photophysical properties, and extending the review to their applications in light-emitting diodes, lasers, and luminescent solar concentrators.
This article reviews the use of 2-D layered semiconductors for light emission, optical gain, lasing, and enhanced resonances for nanophotonic applications.
This article reviews the use of stacks of intrinsic Josephson junctions as terahertz sources, with applications for spectroscopy, imaging, and tomography.
This article reviews nanoscale light sources for low-energy, high-density optical communication and sensing systems, comparing nano-light- emitting diodes and nanolasers, and examining their limits in performance as their size scales down.
This article presents tunable and reconfigurable metasur- faces based on semiconductor nanoparticles, discussing their potential impact in interface-based nanophotonics.
This article reviews the optical response of arrays of active scatterers to realize light-emitting metasurfaces with tailored emission properties and light-shaping functionalities.
This article reports on light-emitting arrays of nanostruc- tures to implement photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers supporting large-area coherent lasing.
This article presents the design and implementation of nanoscale electrically pumped lasers based on microring resonators obeying parity-time symmetry, offering ideal properties for active nanophotonic appli- cations.