Advanced Optical Materials is an international, interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science which focuses on all aspects of light-matter interactions. Advanced Optical Materials was published as a special focus section integrated in Advanced Materials in 2012 and launched as a journal at the start of 2013. Scope of Advanced Optical Materials Advanced Optical Materials is dedicated to breakthrough discoveries and fundamental research in photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and more.
Researchers develop liquid-crystal-based compound lenses that work like insect eyes
The compound eyes found in insects and some sea creatures are marvels of evolution. There, thousands of lenses work together to provide sophisticated information without the need for a sophisticated brain. Human artifice ...
Graphene quantum dot LEDs
The first graphene quantum dot light-emitting diodes (GQD-LEDs), fabricated by using high-quantum-yield graphene quantum dots through graphite intercalation compounds, exhibit luminance in excess of 1,000 cd/m2.
'Nano-earthquakes' hold key to smarter electronics
The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by "nano-earthquakes", researchers have found.
Optical fibres light the way for brain-like computing
Computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality thanks to new research using optical fibres made of speciality glass.
New type of solar concentrator doesn't block the view
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.
Squeezing light into metals: Team controls conductivity with inkjet printer
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within ...
Novel porous silicon microfabrication technique increases sensing ability
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a novel method for improving silicon-based sensors used to detect biochemicals and other molecules in liquids. The simplified approach produces micro-scale optical ...
(Phys.org) —'Smart' holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have been developed by researchers.
'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost solar energy. The approach uses 3-D "photonic crystals" to absorb more sunlight than conventional ...
Iridescent films made from wood pulp cellulose may replace toxic dyes
Intensely coloured low-cost films made from cellulose could be used in place of toxic dyes, or to detect counterfeit materials.