OPTICA Mini-reviews

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  • Multi-pass cells for post-compression of ultrashort laser pulses

    Viotti, Anne-Lise; Seidel, Marcus; Escoto, Esmerando; Rajhans, Supriya; Leemans, Wim P.; Hartl, Ingmar; Heyl, Christoph M.
    • 2022
    • Optica 9(2) 197-216  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 1

    Ultrafast lasers reaching extremely high powers within short fractions of time enable a plethora of applications. They grant advanced material processing capabilities, are effective drivers ...

  • Recent advances in lensless imaging

    Boominathan, Vivek; Robinson, Jacob T.; Waller, Laura; Veeraraghavan, Ashok
    • 2022
    • Optica 9(1) 1-16  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 2

    Lensless imaging provides opportunities to design imaging systems free from the constraints imposed by traditional camera architectures. Due to advances in imaging hardware, fabrication techniques, an...

  • Space-division multiplexing for optical fiber communications

    Puttnam, Benjamin J.; Rademacher, Georg; Luís, Ruben S.
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(9) 1186-1203  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 21

    Research on space-division multiplexing (SDM) came to prominence in early 2010 being primarily proposed as a means of multiplying the information-carrying capacity of optical fibers at the s...

  • Microwave-optical quantum frequency conversion

    Han, Xu; Fu, Wei; Zou, Chang-Ling; Jiang, Liang; Tang, Hong X.
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(8) 1050-1064  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 10

    Photons at microwave and optical frequencies are principal carriers for quantum information. While microwave photons can be effectively controlled at the local circuit level, optical photons...

  • Achromatic flat lens performance limits

    Engelberg, Jacob; Levy, Uriel
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(6) 834-845  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]
    Cited by: 11

    In recent years there has been a lot of interest in flat lenses, a category that includes diffractive lenses and metalenses. These lenses have the potential of reducing the size and cost of optical sy...

  • Photonic materials for interstellar solar sailing

    Davoyan, Artur R.; Munday, Jeremy N.; Tabiryan, Nelson; Swartzlander, Grover A.; Johnson, Les
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(5) 722-734  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 8

    Solar sails are of great promise for space exploration, affording missions that push the limits of the possible. They enable a variety of novel science missions ranging from ultrafast interstellar tra...

  • Integrated lithium niobate electro-optic modulators: when performance meets scalability

    Zhang, Mian; Wang, Cheng; Kharel, Prashanta; Zhu, Di; Lončar, Marko
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(5) 652-667  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 29

    Electro-optic modulators (EOMs) convert signals from the electrical to the optical domain. They are at the heart of optical communication, microwave signal processing, sensing, and quantum technologie...

  • Nonlinear photonic crystals: from 2D to 3D

    Zhang, Yong; Sheng, Yan; Zhu, Shining; Xiao, Min; Krolikowski, Wieslaw
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(3) 372-381  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 12

    Nonlinear photonic crystals are microstructures with quadratic nonlinearity (${\chi ^{(2)}}$ χ ( 2 ) ) that have been extensively used for t...

  • Freeform optics for imaging

    Rolland, Jannick P.; Davies, Matthew A.; Suleski, Thomas J.; Evans, Chris; Bauer, Aaron; Lambropoulos, John C.; Falaggis, Konstantinos
    • 2021
    • Optica 8(2) 161-176  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 56

    In the last 10 years, freeform optics has enabled compact and high-performance imaging systems. This article begins with a brief history of freeform optics, focusing on imaging systems, incl...

  • Toward the next-generation VR/AR optics: a review of holographic near-eye displays from a human-centric perspective

    Chang, Chenliang; Bang, Kiseung; Wetzstein, Gordon; Lee, Byoungho; Gao, Liang
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(11) 1563-1578  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 62

    Wearable near-eye displays for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have seen enormous growth in recent years. While researchers are exploiting a plethora of techniques to create life-like ...

  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics with color centers in diamond

    Janitz, Erika; Bhaskar, Mihir K.; Childress, Lilian
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(10) 1232-1252  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 35

    Coherent interfaces between optical photons and long-lived matter qubits form a key resource for a broad range of quantum technologies. Cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED) offers a route t...

  • Three-photon neuronal imaging in deep mouse brain

    Wang, Tianyu; Xu, Chris
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(8) 947-960  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 35

    Three-photon microscopy has been increasingly adopted for probing neural activities beyond the typical two-photon imaging depth. In this review, we outline the unique properties that differe...

  • Laboratory water-window x-ray microscopy

    Kördel, Mikael; Dehlinger, Aurélie; Seim, Christian; Vogt, Ulrich; Fogelqvist, Emelie; Sellberg, Jonas A.; Stiel, Holger; Hertz, Hans M.
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(6) 658-674  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (4)]
    Cited by: 18

    Soft x-ray microscopy in the water window $({\sim}{285 {-} 535}\;{\rm eV}$ ( ∼ 285 − 535 e V ) is an emerging and unique tool for 2D and 3D i...

  • Towards on-chip photonic-assisted radio-frequency spectral measurement and monitoring

    Romero Cortés, Luis; Onori, Daniel; Guillet de Chatellus, Hugues; Burla, Maurizio; Azaña, José
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(5) 434-447  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 10

    Precise detection and monitoring of the frequency spectrum of microwave signals are essential to myriad scientific and technological disciplines, including both civil and defense areas, such as teleco...

  • Hybrid integration methods for on-chip quantum photonics

    Kim, Je-Hyung; Aghaeimeibodi, Shahriar; Carolan, Jacques; Englund, Dirk; Waks, Edo
    • 2020
    • Optica 7(4) 291-308  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 75

    The goal of integrated quantum photonics is to combine components for the generation, manipulation, and detection of nonclassical light in a phase-stable and efficient platform. Solid-state ...

  • High performance metalenses: numerical aperture, aberrations, chromaticity, and trade-offs

    Liang, Haowen; Martins, Augusto; Borges, Ben-Hur V.; Zhou, Jianying; Martins, Emiliano R.; Li, Juntao; Krauss, Thomas F.
    • 2019
    • Optica 6(12) 1461-1470  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]
    Cited by: 54

    Metalenses consist of nanostructures that locally control the optical phase. They offer many degrees of freedom for manipulating a wavefront, which gives a number of advantages over bulk lenses, such ...

  • Strategies for volumetric imaging with a fluorescence microscope

    Mertz, Jerome
    • 2019
    • Optica 6(10) 1261-1268  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 24

    Three-dimensional fluorescence imaging has been a longstanding goal for microscopists, made all the more challenging when aiming for a trifecta of resolution, speed, and field of view. The p...

  • On the use of deep learning for computational imaging

    Barbastathis, George; Ozcan, Aydogan; Situ, Guohai
    • 2019
    • Optica 6(8) 921-943  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 284

    Since their inception in the 1930–1960s, the research disciplines of computational imaging and machine learning have followed parallel tracks and, during the last two decades, experienced explosive gr...

  • Advanced fluorescence microscopy for in vivo imaging of neuronal activity

    Sancataldo, Giuseppe; Silvestri, Ludovico; Allegra Mascaro, Anna Letizia; Sacconi, Leonardo; Pavone, Francesco Saverio
    • 2019
    • Optica 6(6) 758-765  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 20

    Brain function emerges from the coordinated activity, over time, of large neuronal populations placed in different brain regions. Understanding the relationships of these specific areas and disentangl...

  • Airy beams and accelerating waves: an overview of recent advances

    Efremidis, Nikolaos K.; Chen, Zhigang; Segev, Mordechai; Christodoulides, Demetrios N.
    • 2019
    • Optica 6(5) 686-701  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 165

    Over the last dozen years, the area of accelerating waves has made considerable advances not only in terms of fundamentals and experimental demonstrations, but also in connection to a wide r...