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  • Reflection from a free carrier front via an intraband indirect photonic transition 

    Gaafar, Mahmoud A.; Jalas, Dirk; O’Faolain, Liam; Li, Juntao; Krauss, Thomas F.; Petrov, Alexander Yu.; Eich, Manfred (2018-04-13) - Journal article
    The reflection of light from moving boundaries is of interest both fundamentally and for applications in frequency conversion, but typically requires high pump power. By using a dispersion-engineered silicon photonic crystal ...
  • Light-tissue interactions for developing portable and wearable optoelectronic devices for sensing of tissue condition, diagnostics and treatment in Photodynamic therapy (PDT) 

    Kulyk, Olena (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis presents the development and in-vivo applications of wearable and portable devices for the investigation of light interaction with tissue involved in Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and during contraction of muscles. ...
  • The Taipan galaxy survey : scientific goals and observing strategy 

    Cunha, Elisabete da; Hopkins, Andrew M.; Colless, Matthew; Taylor, Edward N.; Blake, Chris; Howlett, Cullan; Magoulas, Christina; Lucey, John R.; Lagos, Claudia; Kuehn, Kyler; Gordon, Yjan; Barat, Dilyar; Bian, Fuyan; Wolf, Christian; Cowley, Michael J.; White, Marc; Achitouv, Ixandra; Bilicki, Maciej; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bolejko, Krzysztof; Brown, Michael J. I.; Brown, Rebecca; Bryant, Julia; Croom, Scott; Davis, Tamara M.; Driver, Simon P.; Filipovic, Miroslav D.; Hinton, Samuel R.; Johnston-Hollitt, Melanie; Jones, D. Heath; Koribalski, Baerbel; Kleiner, Dane; Lawrence, Jon; Lorente, Nuria; Mould, Jeremy; Owers, Matt S.; Pimbblet, Kevin; Tinney, C. G.; Tothill, Nicholas F. H.; Watson, Fred (2017) - Journal article
    The Taipan galaxy survey (hereafter simply ‘Taipan’) is a multi-object spectroscopic survey starting in 2017 that will cover 2π steradians over the southern sky (δ ≲ 10°, |b| ≳ 10°), and obtain optical spectra for about ...
  • Electric-field-driven direct desulfurization 

    Borca, Bogdana; Michnowicz, Tomasz; Petuya, Remi; Pristl, Marcel; Schendel, Verena; Pentegov, Ivan; Kraft, Ulrike; Klauk, Hagen; Wahl, Peter; Gutzler, Rico; Arnau, Andres; Schlickum, Uta; Kern, Klaus (2017-05-23) - Journal article
    The ability to elucidate the elementary steps of a chemical reaction at the atomic scale is important for the detailed understanding of the processes involved, which is key to uncover avenues for improved reaction paths. ...
  • Toward scalable boson sampling with photon loss 

    Wang, Hui; Li, Wei; Jiang, Xiao; He, Y. -M.; Li, Y. -H.; Ding, X; Chen, M. -C.; Qin, J; Peng, C. -Z; Schneider, C.; Kamp, M; Zhang, W. -J.; Li, H; You, L. -X.; Wang, Z; Dowling, J. P.; Höfling, Sven; Lu, Chao-Yang; Pan, Jian-Wei (2018-04-19) - Journal article
    Boson sampling is a well-defined task that is strongly believed to be intractable for classical computers, but can be efficiently solved by a specific quantum simulator. However, an outstanding problem for large-scale ...

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