Our roadmap article on “Wavefront Shaping and Deep Imaging in Complex Media” has just been published online in JPhys Photonics. This piece involved 45 authors from 36 institutions in 12 countries – many thanks go to Sylvain Gigan and Ori Katz for coordinating this roadmap!
In collaboration with the group of Alexander Szameit from Rostock University, we present the first experimental observation of photonic constant-intensity waves in a system of coupled optical fibre loops. From our group, Ivor Krešić was the main driving force behind this project that has now been published in Science Advances – congratulations!
In a new publication in Nature with colleagues in California and in Florida, we present the first time-resolved measurement of the chiral state transfer for parameter variations that exclude an exceptional point. From our group, Alex Schumer was the one most involved in this project – congratulations!
Together with the teams of Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Demetri Christodoulides and Patrick LiKamWa we showed how to create topological lasing modes in a laser cavity that steers light around an exceptional point. Congratulations to Alexander Schumer, who spent several months with our partner groups in the US and now serves as the first author of a joint paper in Science. See also the news highlight in Laser Focus World and the press release from TU Wien.
Three letters involving our group have just been published in the Physical Review. The topics range from atomic frequency combs, an invariance property of the Fisher information, to the optimal detection of targets in complex media. Many thanks go to our collaborators in France, India, Germany and in the Netherlands.
Together with the team of Allard Mosk at Utrecht University, we published a paper in Nature Photonics in which we introduce the concept of “scattering-invariant modes”. These special light waves have the property that they produce the same light pattern in the far-field, irrespective of whether a strongly scattering medium is put in their way or not (see image on the left). Find out more about these indestructible beams of light in the news highlight on Physics World or in the freely available version of the article.
Together with Dorian Bouchet and Allard Mosk from the Nanophotonics group at Utrecht University, we demonstrated how to shape the wave-front of a coherent laser beam such as to obtain with it the maximal possible information about a target hidden behind or inside a disordered medium. Our joint work was published in Nature Physics and is described in the following press release compiled by Florian Aigner from the press office at TU Wien (see also highlight in Physics World).
Together with the THz lab at TU Wien we show in a new Nature Communication that quantum cascade random lasers can be adaptively controlled by a suitably shaped infrared beam. Following a control strategy developed by Nicolas Bachelard, an initially multi-mode THz random laser is turned into a tunable single-mode source. Discussions of our work can be found at the Austrian Press Agency, Chemie.de and at Analytica News.
Together with a team from the Walther Meißner Institute and TU Munich, we showed in a recent Letter that the conventional Hahn echo pulse sequence from electron spin resonance produces a train of periodic, self-stimulated echoes when the involved spins are strongly coupled to a resonator. See discussions of this work on ChemEurope and on the websites of the Austrian Press Agency and TU Munich.