The research activity carried out by Stefano Grillanda and Francesco Morichetti, which was published in Nature Communications, has been selected by the Optical Society of America among the 30 most exciting optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months.
This work has explored the crucial impact of surface effects in the behavior of light in nanoscale optoelectronic waveguides, such as those in integrated photonic chips—creating a metal-like “skin” of conductivity on the surface of the waveguide.
The research activity has been carried out in the framework of the European Project FP7-ICT BBOI (“Breaking the barriers of optical integration”, www.bboi.eu), which is coordinated by the Politecnico di Milano (DEIB).
The highlight article has been included in the special issue “Year in Optics 2015” of Optics & Photonics News, the main magazine of the Optical Society of America, and is available at this link.
The article published in “Nature Communications” can be downloaded here.