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On the Cover: Physics-informed neural networks for diffraction tomography

Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) proposed a deep neural network to solve the optical scattering problem and used this neural network as a surrogate forward model in the iterative reconstruction of the optical diffraction tomography. The image on the cover for Advanced Photonics Volume 4 Issue 6 provides a visual representation of this physics-informed deep neural network used for 3D optical imaging.

17th Jan,2023Journal
On the Cover: Fabrication, testing, and assembly of high-finesse optical fiber microcavity for molecule cavity QED experiment

This paper demonstrates the production of the high-finesse optical fiber microcavity for the Rb<sub>2</sub> molecule cavity QED experiment, which includes the fabrication of fiber-based cavity mirrors, testing, and the assembly of ultra-high vacuum-compatible optical fiber microcavity. The optical fiber microcavity offers high cooperativity between cavity mode and ultracold molecule and paves the way for the study of molecule cavity QED experimental research.

17th Jan,2023Journal
On the Cover: Terabit FSO communication based on a soliton microcomb

This paper shows the feasibility of a wavelength-division multiplexing FSO communication system which suits the ultra-high-speed wireless transmission application scenarios in future satellite-based communications, disaster recovery, defense, last mile problems in networks and remote sensing, and so on.

17th Jan,2023Journal
On the Cover: Highly tunable broadband coherent wavelength conversion with a fiber-based optomechanical system

Researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of China proposed a new scheme of coherent wavelength conversion with simple experimental requirements and an enhanced operating bandwidth. In their work, “Highly tunable broadband coherent wavelength conversion with a fiber-based optomechanical system,” authors Xiang Xi, Chang-Ling Zou, Chun-Hua Dong, and Xiankai Sun report experimental realization of coherent information transfer between two orthogonally propagating light beams of disparate wavelengths in a fiber-based optomechanical system by demonstrating broadband optomechanically induced transparency and absorption with high tunability.

17th Jan,2023Journal
On the Cover: Quantum metasurface holography

This paper proves that quantum light sources can be well modulated by the subwavelength structure of integrated metasurfaces and extend both fields of metasurfaces and quantum optics. This result shows that metasurfaces have the potential for use in various quantum devices to reduce the size of quantum devices, improve quantum efficiency, and enhance practicability, reliability, and accuracy.

17th Jan,2023Journal
National Ignition Facility achieves fusion ignition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOEs National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the achievement of fusion ignition at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) — a major scientific breakthrough decades in the making that will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power.

14th Dec,2022Journal
On the Cover: Thin liquid film as an optical nonlinear-nonlocal medium and memory element in integrated optofluidic reservoir computer

This mutual interaction gives rise to a family of nonlinear-nonlocal effects which can be studied in the proposed chip-scale photonic circuits. The authors suggest and numerically demonstrate that optically driven liquid deformation can serve as an optical memory capable of storing information and performing neuromorphic computing in a compact actuation region. A key element in the proposed photonic platform is a nanoscale gold patch located on the optical waveguide operating as an optical heater and consequently generating thermocapillary-driven thickness changes in a liquid film covering the waveguide. The image on the cover for Advanced Photonics Volume 4 Issue 4 provides a visual rendering of the process.

29th Nov,2022Journal
On the Cover: Advances in lithium niobate photonics: development status and perspectives

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) recently summarized advances in LN photonics in detail in their paper "Advances in lithium niobate photonics: development status and perspectives", Advanced Photonics 4 (3), 034003. (2022). It also includes the integrated LN photonics devices which have appeared in recent years, as well as selected bulk LN based devices and related processing technologies. In this way, the research community can reach a better, comprehensive understanding of the technology evolution of LN photonics.

25th Nov,2022Journal
On the Cover: Acceleration of 60 MeV proton beams in the commissioning experiment of the SULF-10 PW laser

Recently, in a paper published in High Power Laser Science and Engineering , Vol. 10, Issue, 4 (A. X. Li, C. Y. Qin, et al., Acceleration of 60 MeV proton beams in the commissioning experiment of SULF-10 PW laser, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2022, 10(4): 04000e26), a research group from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) reports the experimental results in the commissioning phase of the 10 PW laser beamline of Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), achieving high-energy proton beams with energies up to 62.5 MeV.

9th Nov,2022Journal
On the Cover: Laser control strategies in full-dimensional funneling dynamics: the case of pyrazine [Invited]

We are studying the internal conversion between the two excited states, the highest and directly reachable from the initial ground state being considered as a donor and the lowest as an acceptor.

9th Nov,2022Journal
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