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Recent Submissions

  • Uncovering dispersion properties in semiconductor waveguides to study photon-pair generation 

    Laiho, K.; Pressl, B.; Schlager, A.; Suchomel, H.; Kamp, M.; Höfling, S.; Schneider, C.; Weihs, G. (2016-09-23) - Journal article
    We investigate the dispersion properties of ridge Bragg-reflection waveguides to deduce their phasematching characteristics. These are crucial for exploiting them as sources of parametric down-conversion (PDC). In order ...
  • Electro-photo-sensitive memristor for neuromorphic and arithmetic computing 

    Maier, P.; Hartmann, F.; Emmerling, M.; Schneider, C.; Kamp, M.; Höfling, S.; Worschech, L. (2016-05-17) - Journal article
    We present optically and electrically tunable conductance modifications of a site-controlled quantum-dot memristor. The conductance of the device is tuned by electron localization on a quantum dot. The control of the ...
  • Structural, electronic, and magnetic investigation of magnetic ordering in MBE-grown CrxSb2-xTe3 thin films 

    Collins-McIntyre, L. J.; Duffy, L. B.; Singh, A.; Steinke, N. -J.; Kinane, C. J.; Charlton, T. R.; Pushp, A.; Kellock, A. J.; Parkin, S. S. P.; Holmes, S. N.; Barnes, C. H. W.; van der Laan, G.; Langridge, S.; Hesjedal, T. (2016-08-22) - Journal article
    We report the structural, electronic, and magnetic study of Cr-doped Sb2Te3 thin films grown by a two-step deposition process using molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE). The samples were investigated using a variety of complementary ...
  • Mimicking of pulse shape - dependent learning rules with a quantum dotmemristor 

    Maier, P.; Hartmann, Fabian; Rebello Sousa Dias, M.; Emmerling, M.; Schneider, C.; Castelano, L. K.; Kamp, M.; Marques, G. E.; Lopez-Richard, V.; Worschech, L.; Höfling, Sven (2016-09-18) - Journal article
    We present the realization of four different learning rules with a quantum dot memristor by tuning the shape, the magnitude, the polarity and the timing of voltage pulses. The memristor displays a large maximum to minimum ...
  • Impact of Iron-site defects on Superconductivity in LiFeAs 

    Chi, Shun; Aluru, Rama Krishna Prasad; Singh, Udai Raj; Liang, Ruixing; Hardy, Walter N; Bonn, D.A.; Kreisel, A; Andersen, Brian M.; Nelson, R.; Berlijn, T.; Ku, W.; Hirschfeld, P.J.; Wahl, Georg Peter (2016-09-15) - Journal article
    In conventional s-wave superconductors, only magnetic impurities exhibit impurity bound states, whereas for an s order parameter they can occur for both magnetic and non-magnetic impurities. Impurity bound states in ...

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