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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1571–1575

Feature issue introduction: mid-IR photonic materials

Juejun Hu, Jerry Meyer, Kathleen Richardson, and Lawrence Shah  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 1571-1575 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001571


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Abstract

The mid-infrared (mid-IR, 2.5 to 10 μm wavelengths) is a strategically important spectral band for an array of applications such as thermal imaging, chem/bio sensing, spectroscopy, infrared countermeasures, and free space communications. Mid-IR photonics have emerged as an active area of investigation in recent years, largely spurred by the rapid progress of cascade laser sources, uncooled detectors, and specialty mid-IR optical fibers. The 27 papers of this feature issue focus on the leading enabling material technologies for mid-IR photonics, and encompass recent advances in both active (lasers and detectors) and passive (fibers and waveguides) components. Linear and nonlinear photon-matter interactions in the mid-IR are also covered.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade
(310.6188) Thin films : Spectral properties

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Published: August 30, 2013

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Juejun Hu, Jerry Meyer, Kathleen Richardson, and Lawrence Shah, "Feature issue introduction: mid-IR photonic materials," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1571-1575 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-9-1571


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