Benefitting from the flexibility in engineering their optical response, metamaterials have been used to achieve control over the propagation of light to an unprecedented level, leading to highly unconventional and versatile optical functionalities compared with their natural counterparts. Recently, the emerging field of metasurfaces, which consist of a… (More)
The genetic background of two families, in whom a predisposition to primary osteoarthrosis is inherited as a dominant trait, was investigated. Use of restriction fragment length polymorphisms within and around the type II collagen gene on chromosome 12 revealed a linkage between this cartilage-specific gene and primary osteoarthrosis.
The enhanced optical nonlinearity enabled by localized plasmonic fields has been well studied for all-optical switching processing (AOSP) devices for future optical communication systems. In this work, plasmonic photonic crystals with a nonlinear polycarbonate/polymethine blend cladding layer are designed to enhance the third harmonic generation (THG) at… (More)