The mid-infrared (mid-IR, 2 to 10 μm) is a technologically important spectral regime for sensing, imaging, and communications. In the past few years, there has been a surge of interest in novel mid-IR optical materials as well as their device implementations to address the increasing demands from these applications. The 22 papers in this feature issue represent a diverse cross-section of the latest technological advances in this field, spanning mid-IR light generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection functions in free-space, fiber, and planar platforms. In terms of material systems, semiconductors, glasses, plasmonic metals, as well as nanostructures specifically engineered for the mid-IR band, are all extensively covered. We hope that the readers will enjoy the kaleidoscopic view of the burgeoning field of mid-IR optics and photonics through this feature issue.
|Journal||Optical Materials Express|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Publication type||C2 Edited books|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials