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Recent Submissions

  • Quantum-enhanced capture of photons using optical ratchet states 

    Higgins, Kieran; Lovett, Brendon William; Gauger, Erik (2017-09-28) - Journal article
    Natural and artificial light harvesting systems often operate in a regime where the flux of photons is relatively low. Besides absorbing as many photons as possible, it is paramount to prevent excitons from annihilation ...
  • A plane of high velocity galaxies across the Local Group 

    Banik, Indranil; Zhao, Hongsheng (2017-10-04) - Journal article
    We recently showed that several Local Group (LG) galaxies have much higher radial velocities (RVs) than predicted by a 3D dynamical model of the standard cosmological paradigm. Here, we show that 6 of these 7 galaxies ...
  • Dynamics of the optical spin Hall effect 

    Schmidt, Daniel; Berger, Bernd; Bayer, Manfred; Schneider, Christian; Kamp, Martin; Höfling, Sven; Sedov, Evgeny; Kavokin, Alexey; Aßmann, Marc (2017-08-24) - Journal article
    We study the time evolution of the optical spin Hall effect, which occurs when exciton polaritons undergo resonant Rayleigh scattering. The resulting spin pattern in momentum space is quantified by calculating the degree ...
  • Modelling topical photodynamic therapy treatment including the continuous production of Protoporphyrin IX 

    Campbell, Catherine Louise; Brown, Christian Thomas Alcuin; Wood, Kenneth; Moseley, Harry (2016-11-07) - Journal article
    Most existing theoretical models of photodynamic therapy (PDT) assume a uniform initial distribution of the photosensitive molecule, Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX). This is an adequate assumption when the prodrug is systematically ...
  • Electrical tuning of the oscillator strength in type II InAs/GaInSb quantum wells for active region of passively mode-locked interband cascade lasers 

    Dyksik, Mateusz; Motyka, Marcin; Kurka, Marcin; Ryczko, Krzysztof; Misiewicz, Jan; Schade, Anne; Kamp, Martin; Höfling, Sven; Sęk, Grzegorz (2017-09-29) - Journal article
    Two designs of active region for an interband cascade laser, based on double or triple GaInSb/InAs type II quantum wells (QWs), were compared with respect to passive mode-locked operation in the mid-infrared range around ...

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