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Editors' Picks Collection: Nanophotonics

Since 1997, Optics Express has been a respected journal emphasizing scientific and technological innovations in optics and photonics. To honor its 20th anniversary year, the editors of Optics Express selected articles from a variety of topic areas that have been key to the Journal's success.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.


  1. Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell's equations in a planewave basis
    Steven G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos
    Opt. Express 8(3) 173-190 (2001)
  2. Diffracted evanescent wave model for enhanced and suppressed optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays
    Henri J. Lezec and Tineke Thio
    Opt. Express 12(16) 3629-3651 (2004)
  3. Fine-tuned high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavity
    Yoshihiro Akahane, Takashi Asano, Bong-Shik Song, and Susumu Noda
    Opt. Express 13(4) 1202-1214 (2005)
  4. Super-resolution imaging through a planar silver layer
    David O. S. Melville and Richard J. Blaikie
    Opt. Express 13(6) 2127-2134 (2005)
  5. Novel surface plasmon waveguide for high integration
    Liu Liu, Zhanghua Han, and Sailing He
    Opt. Express 13(17) 6645-6650 (2005)
  6. Optical hyperlens: Far-field imaging beyond the diffraction limit
    Zubin Jacob, Leonid V. Alekseyev, and Evgenii Narimanov
    Opt. Express 14(18) 8247-8256 (2006)
  7. Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media
    D. Schurig, J. B. Pendry, and D. R. Smith
    Opt. Express 14(21) 9794-9804 (2006)
  8. Systematic design of flat band slow light in photonic crystal waveguides
    Juntao Li, Thomas P. White, Liam O'Faolain, Alvaro Gomez-Iglesias, and Thomas F. Krauss
    Opt. Express 16(9) 6227-6232 (2008)
  9. A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: Design, fabrication and characterization
    Hu Tao, Nathan I. Landy, Christopher M. Bingham, Xin Zhang, Richard D. Averitt, and Willie J. Padilla
    Opt. Express 16(10) 7181-7188 (2008)
  10. Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides
    Martin T. Hill, Milan Marell, Eunice S. P. Leong, Barry Smalbrugge, Youcai Zhu, Minghua Sun, Peter J. van Veldhoven, Erik Jan Geluk, Fouad Karouta, Yok-Siang Oei, Richard Nötzel, Cun-Zheng Ning, and Meint K. Smit
    Opt. Express 17(13) 11107-11112 (2009)
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