The advent of nanotechnology has allowed scientists to study light–matter interactions at the nanoscale. A considerable amount of fundamental knowledge has accumulated in the past two decades and the field of nano-optics may now in fact be on the cusp of delivering on practical applications in a variety of areas. This collection of short opinion pieces provides a glimpse of these technological possibilities and a preview of what we might expect.

 Read more at: Nature Nanotechnology volume10pages1115 (2015)