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June 2018 Volume 12, Issue 6

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On our bookshelf    p312
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Ion string qubits    p313
Noriaki Horiuchi

Intracellular movies    p313
Oliver Graydon

Energy-efficient detector    p313
Oliver Graydon

Synthesizer on a chip    p313
Rachel Won

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Instability yields bright gamma emission    pp314 - 315
Andrea Macchi & Francesco Pegoraro

Payload success    p315
Oliver Graydon

Complete polarization control    pp316 - 317
Emma R. Simpson & Johan Mauritsson

Global position by polarization    p318
Oliver Graydon



Giant collimated gamma-ray flashes    pp319 - 323
Alberto Benedetti, Matteo Tamburini & Christoph H. Keitel

The generation of gamma-ray flashes by dense ultra-relativistic electron beams travelling across a millimetre-thickness solid conductor is theoretically investigated. Peak brilliance above 1025 photons s-1 mrad-2 mm-2 per 0.1% bandwidth is expected.




Vacuum Bloch–Siegert shift in Landau polaritons with ultra-high cooperativity    pp324 - 329
Xinwei Li, Motoaki Bamba, Qi Zhang, Saeed Fallahi, Geoff C. Gardner et al.

The Bloch–Siegert shift—a strong-field phenomenon that implies a failure of the rotating-wave approximation—is observed in the polariton dispersion diagram of a two-dimensional electron gas system inside a high-Q terahertz photonic crystal cavity.


Mid-infrared frequency comb via coherent dispersive wave generation in silicon nitride nanophotonic waveguides    pp330 - 335
Hairun Guo, Clemens Herkommer, Adrien Billat, Davide Grassani, Chuankun Zhang et al.

The direct generation of mid-infrared optical frequency combs in the region 2.5–4.0 μm from a 1.55 μm conventional and compact erbium-fibre-based femtosecond laser is demonstrated via coherent dispersive wave generation in silicon nitride nanophotonic waveguides.


Segmented terahertz electron accelerator and manipulator (STEAM)    pp336 - 342
Dongfang Zhang, Arya Fallahi, Michael Hemmer, Xiaojun Wu, Moein Fakhari et al.

By sending few-microjoule single-cycle terahertz pulses to a segmented terahertz electron accelerator and manipulator, 70 MV m–1 peak acceleration fields, 2 kT m–1 focusing gradients, 140 μrad fs–1 streaking gradient and bunch compression to 100 fs are achieved.


Hydroxypropyl cellulose photonic architectures by soft nanoimprinting lithography    pp343 - 348
André Espinha, Camilla Dore, Cristiano Matricardi, Maria Isabel Alonso, Alejandro R. Goñi et al.

Biodegradable cellulose-based photonic and plasmonic architectures are fabricated via soft nanoimprinting lithography, and are used for structural colour generation, photoluminescence enhancement and as disposable surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates.


Polarization control of isolated high-harmonic pulses    pp349 - 354
Pei-Chi Huang, Carlos Hernández-García, Jen-Ting Huang, Po-Yao Huang, Chih-Hsuan Lu et al.

Circularly polarized isolated extreme-ultraviolet pulses are generated by exploiting non-collinear high- harmonic generation driven by two counter-rotating few-cycle laser beams. The numerical simulation predicts a linear chirp of 330 attoseconds.


Hybrid perovskite films approaching the radiative limit with over 90% photoluminescence quantum efficiency    pp355 - 361
Ian L. Braly, Dane W. deQuilettes, Luis M. Pazos-Outón, Sven Burke, Mark E. Ziffer et al.

Surface treatment is shown to yield passivated perovskite films with very high quasi-Fermi level splitting and internal photoluminescence quantum efficiency, indicating that further improvements in the performance of perovskite optoelectronics should be feasible.


Continuous transition between weak and ultrastrong coupling through exceptional points in carbon nanotube microcavity exciton–polaritons    pp362 - 367
Weilu Gao, Xinwei Li, Motoaki Bamba & Junichiro Kono

A microcavity exciton–polariton system based on aligned and packed single-walled carbon nanotubes exhibits ultrastrong coupling. The coupling strength is polarization sensitive. The record high value of vacuum Rabi splitting, 329 meV, is reported.


Adaptive wavefront shaping for controlling nonlinear multimode interactions in optical fibres    pp368 - 374
Omer Tzang, Antonio M. Caravaca-Aguirre, Kelvin Wagner & Rafael Piestun

The combination of a spatial light modulator at the fibre input, real-time spectral feedback and a genetic algorithm optimization controls the nonlinear stimulated Raman scattering cascade and its interplay with four-wave mixing in multimode fibres.


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