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TABLE OF CONTENTS

August 2018 Volume 12, Issue 8

Editorial
Books & Arts
Research Highlights
News & Views
Review Articles
Letters
Articles
Amendments & Corrections
 
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Editorial

 

LiDAR drives forwards    p441
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0235-z

Books & Arts

 

On our bookshelf    p442
Rachel Won
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0219-z

Research Highlights

 

Spin orientation switching    p443
Noriaki Horiuchi
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0227-z

Cherenkov detector    p443
Noriaki Horiuchi
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0228-y

Single-mode operation    p443
Oliver Graydon
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0229-x

Metasurface mixer    p443
Rachel Won
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0230-4

Deep-learning boost    p443
Rachel Won
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0231-3

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News & Views

 

Spin control of macroscopic objects    pp444 - 445
Jorge Olmos-Trigo & Juan José Sáenz
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0223-3

Adaptive infrared camouflage    p445
Oliver Graydon
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0233-1

The heat is on    pp446 - 447
Rachel Won
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0226-0

Integrated combs drive extreme data rates    pp447 - 450
Daniel J. Blumenthal
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0222-4

Review Articles

 

Light–valley interactions in 2D semiconductors    pp451 - 460
Kin Fai Mak, Di Xiao & Jie Shan
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0204-6

Valleytronics in single-layer semiconductors is reviewed with an emphasis on controlling the valley degree of freedom with light as well as potential applications.

 

Letters

 

Macroscopic direct observation of optical spin-dependent lateral forces and left-handed torques    pp461 - 464
Hernando Magallanes & Etienne Brasselet
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0200-x

The observation of spin-dependent lateral displacements of anisotropic and inhomogeneous media with the naked eye is reported, allowing structured light–matter interaction to move from a scientific curiosity to a new asset for the optical manipulation toolbox.

 

Strong-field optoelectronics in solids    pp465 - 468
G. Vampa, T. J. Hammond, M. Taucer, Xiaoyan Ding, X. Ropagnol et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0193-5

Near-infrared femtosecond laser pulses are sent to a Si or ZnO crystal to generate high-harmonic waves via static or transient field-induced optical nonlinearities. The beam profile of the high-harmonic emission is controlled by electronic methods.

 

Single-source chip-based frequency comb enabling extreme parallel data transmission    pp469 - 473
Hao Hu, Francesco Da Ros, Minhao Pu, Feihong Ye, Kasper Ingerslev et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0205-5

By seeding a non-resonant aluminium-gallium-arsenide-on-insulator nanowaveguide with 10-GHz picosecond pulses at a low pump power of 85 mW, a single energy-efficient frequency comb source carrying 661 Tbit s–1 of data, equivalent to more than the total Internet traffic today, is achieved.

 

Nonlinear charge oscillation driven by a single-cycle light field in an organic superconductor    pp474 - 478
Y. Kawakami, T. Amano, Y. Yoneyama, Y. Akamine, H. Itoh et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0194-4

A nonlinear charge oscillation driven by a 6 fs light field of 11 MV cm–1 is observed in a layered organic superconductor. The initial response time of the oscillation on the timescale of 10?fs clarifies that Coulomb repulsion is essential for the superconductivity.

 

A phonon laser operating at an exceptional point    pp479 - 484
Jing Zhang, Bo Peng, Sahin Kaya Özdemir, Kevin Pichler, Dmitry O. Krimer et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0213-5

Linewidth broadening of a phonon laser operated at an exceptional point of a compound optomechanical system is experimentally demonstrated.

 

Efficient light generation from enhanced inelastic electron tunnelling    pp485 - 488
Haoliang Qian, Su-Wen Hsu, Kargal Gurunatha, Conor T. Riley, Jie Zhao et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0216-2

Nanocrystals assembled into metal–insulator–metal junctions can boost the efficiency of light generation from enhanced inelastic tunnelling to ~2%, which is a two orders of magnitude improvement over previous work, paving the way to on-chip ultrafast and ultracompact light sources.

 

Articles

 

Relativistic single-cycle tunable infrared pulses generated from a tailored plasma density structure    pp489 - 494
Zan Nie, Chih-Hao Pai, Jianfei Hua, Chaojie Zhang, Yipeng Wu et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0190-8

A scheme for generating intense single-cycle pulses in the 5–14 μm wavelength range is proposed. The generation mechanism is described by photon frequency downshifting of an off-the-shelf Ti:sapphire laser in a tailored plasma density structure.

 

Amendments & Corrections

 

Publisher Correction: Control of semiconductor emitter frequency by increasing polariton momenta    p495
Yaniv Kurman, Nicholas Rivera, Thomas Christensen, Shai Tsesses, Meir Orenstein et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0214-4

Publisher Correction: Mid-infrared frequency comb via coherent dispersive wave generation in silicon nitride nanophotonic waveguides    p496
Hairun Guo, Clemens Herkommer, Adrien Billat, Davide Grassani, Chuankun Zhang et al.
doi:10.1038/s41566-018-0218-0

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