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  • Active slow light in silicon photonic crystals : tunable delay and Raman gain 

    Rey, Isabella H. (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    In the past decade, great research effort was inspired by the need to realise active optical functionalities in silicon, in order to develop the full potential of silicon as a photonic platform. In this thesis we explore ...
  • Atom guiding in free-space light beams and photonic crystal fibres 

    Livesey, John Gregor (University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis
    In this thesis I describe experimental work and present data on the guiding of Rubidium atoms along free-space propagating light beams as well as within hollow core glass fibres, namely photonic crystal fibres. I describe ...
  • Photonic crystal cavity based architecture for optical interconnects 

    Debnath, Kapil (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-29) - Thesis
    Today’s information and communication industry is confronted with a serious bottleneck due to the prohibitive energy consumption and limited transmission bandwidth of electrical interconnects. Silicon photonics offers an ...
  • Photonic crystal interfaces: a design-driven approach 

    Ayre, Melanie (University of St Andrews, 2006-06) - Thesis
    Photonic Crystal structures have been heralded as a disruptive technology for the miniaturization of opto-electronic devices, offering as they do the possibility of guiding and manipulating light in sub-micron scale ...
  • Propagation loss in slow light photonic crystal waveguides 

    Schulz, Sebastian Andreas (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-20) - Thesis
    The field of nanophotonics is a major research topic, as it offers potential solutions to important challenges, such as the creation of low power, high bandwidth interconnects or optical sensors. Within ...
  • Slotted photonic crystal biosensors 

    Scullion, Mark Gerard (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-26) - Thesis
    Optical biosensors are increasingly being considered for lab-on-a-chip applications due to their benefits such as small size, biocompatibility, passive behaviour and lack of the need for fluorescent labels. The light ...