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Nature Photonics contents May 2017 Volume 11 Number 5 pp 265 - 328

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Imaging in the fast lane 
The rapidFLIM approach to fluorescence lifetime imaging allows acquiring images at high speeds by exploiting recent hardware developments. At speeds of more than 15 images per second, the study of dynamic processes becomes possible, including protein interactions, chemical reactions, or highly mobile species.
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May 2017 Volume 11, Issue 5

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Research Highlights
News and Views
Nature Research symposium: Metamaterials and Grand Challenges

Nature Communications, Nature Materials and Nature Photonics present a symposium which will cover the potential of metamaterials to address the so-called "grand challenges" in research. The symposium will take place at the upcoming Metamaterials'2017 conference in Marseille, 28 August — 2 September. 


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A legacy for lasers   p265
Ronald Drever may be most famous for co-founding the LIGO project and his gravitational-wave research, but his contributions to laser stabilization have had broad impact on the photonics community.

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New titles at a glance   p266
2D Materials Edited by Phaedon Avouris, Tony F. Heinz and Tony Low

Research Highlights


Optical lattices: Reconfigurable ratchet | Free-electron lasers: Terahertz spectrometer | Imaging: Quantum time lens | Nanoscopy: Scrutinizing nanowires | Metamaterials: Reverse Cherenkov

News and Views


Optoelectronics: Fast silicon photodiodes   pp268 - 269
Michael B. Johnston
There is typically a compromise between speed and efficiency when designing silicon photodiodes. Now, researchers have exploited microstructuring to achieve fast and thin devices that are also efficient.

See also: Article by Gao et al.

Metamaterials: A low-energy Cherenkov glow   pp269 - 271
Mário Silveirinha
Hyperbolic metamaterials are shown to enable the emission of Cherenkov radiation from low-energy charged particles travelling at slow speeds. The achievement could lead to new forms of light sources and detectors.

See also: Letter by Liu et al.

View from... JSAP Spring Meeting: A marriage of materials and optics   pp271 - 273
Noriaki Horiuchi
A laser-annealing technique for increasing the dopant concentration in semiconductors, the creation of a glass with second-order optical nonlinearity and the realization of optical topological insulators were highlights at the Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting.

Liquid crystals: Realizing 3D topological solitons   p273
Rachel Won

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Metamaterial-inspired silicon nanophotonics   pp274 - 284
Isabelle Staude and Jörg Schilling
Applying metamaterial concepts to dielectric systems offers low losses compared with metallic structures. Here, silicon-based metamaterial and nanophotonic advances are reviewed.



Spatially segregated free-carrier and exciton populations in individual lead halide perovskite grains   pp285 - 288
S. Nah, B. Spokoyny, C. Stoumpos, C. M. M. Soe, M. Kanatzidis et al.
A study of single grains of lead halide perovskite reveals the presence of both excitons and free charge carriers.

Integrated Cherenkov radiation emitter eliminating the electron velocity threshold   pp289 - 292
Fang Liu, Long Xiao, Yu Ye, Mengxuan Wang, Kaiyu Cui et al.
Researchers use hyperbolic metamaterials to make an integrated Cherenkov light source and relax the electron energy requirements. Radiation covering the visible range and near-infrared is achieved with electron energies of only 0.25–1.4 keV.

See also: News and Views by Silveirinha

Relativistic electron beams driven by kHz single-cycle light pulses   pp293 - 296
D. Guénot, D. Gustas, A. Vernier, B. Beaurepaire, F. Böhle et al.
A laser–plasma accelerator delivering 5-MeV electrons at kHz repetition rate is demonstrated. It is achieved in the laser-wakefield-acceleration regime by using a multi-mJ laser system delivering near-single-cycle laser pulses of 3.4-fs duration.

Hybrid indium phosphide-on-silicon nanolaser diode   pp297 - 300
Guillaume Crosnier, Dorian Sanchez, Sophie Bouchoule, Paul Monnier, Gregoire Beaudoin et al.
By exploiting one-dimensional photonic crystal nanocavities, an ultra-compact indium phosphide-on-silicon laser diode with low current threshold, high wall-plug efficiency and high integrability is demonstrated.

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Photon-trapping microstructures enable high-speed high-efficiency silicon photodiodes   pp301 - 308
Yang Gao, Hilal Cansizoglu, Kazim G. Polat, Soroush Ghandiparsi, Ahmet Kaya et al.
Light-trapping nanoscale holes are exploited to improve the speed and efficiency of silicon photodiodes with intrinsic layers less than 2 µm thick.

See also: News and Views by Johnston

Optical holonomic single quantum gates with a geometric spin under a zero field   pp309 - 314
Yuhei Sekiguchi, Naeko Niikura, Ryota Kuroiwa, Hiroki Kano and Hideo Kosaka
Ground-state spin rotations in a nitrogen–vacancy centre in diamond are manipulated within nanoseconds of a near-resonant light field being applied. Pauli quantum gates are demonstrated using the geometric spin preparation and read-out techniques.

Monolithic integration of hybrid perovskite single crystals with heterogenous substrate for highly sensitive X-ray imaging   pp315 - 321
Wei Wei, Yang Zhang, Qiang Xu, Haotong Wei, Yanjun Fang et al.
Hybrid perovskite crystals are integrated onto silicon wafers enabling fabrication of an X-ray linear detector array. High sensitivity may reduce patient dose in medical imaging applications.

Chip-based wide field-of-view nanoscopy   pp322 - 328
Robin Diekmann, Øystein I. Helle, Cristina I. Øie, Peter McCourt, Thomas R. Huser et al.
Nanoscopy on a chip makes it possible to perform super-resolution imaging of biological specimens with a wide field-of-view.

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