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  • Diode-pumped femtosecond Tm3+-doped LuScO3 laser near 2.1 μm 

    Stevenson, N. K.; Brown, C. T. A.; Hopkins, J. -M.; Dawson, M. D.; Kraenkel, C.; Lagatsky, A. A. (2018-03-15) - Journal article
    We report on the first demonstration of a diode-pumped Tm:LuScO3 laser. Efficient and broadly tunable continuous wave operation in the 1973 – 2141 nm region and femtosecond mode-locking through the use of an ionimplanted ...
  • The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XLIV. Eight HARPS multi-planet systems hosting 20 super-Earth and Neptune-mass companions 

    Udry, S.; Dumusque, X.; Lovis, C.; Ségransan, D.; Diaz, R. F.; Benz, W.; Bouchy, F.; Coffinet, A.; Lo Curto, G.; Mayor, M.; Mordasini, C.; Motalebi, F.; Pepe, F.; Queloz, D.; Santos, N. C.; Wyttenbach, A.; Alonso, R.; Collier Cameron, A.; Deleuil, M.; Figueira, P.; Gillon, M.; Moutou, C.; Pollacco, D.; Pompei, E. (2019-02) - Journal article
    Context. We present radial-velocity measurements of eight stars observed with the HARPS Echelle spectrograph mounted on the 3.6-m telescope in La Silla (ESO, Chile). Data span more than ten years and highlight the long-term ...
  • CuSCN nanowires as electrodes for p-type quantum dot sensitized solar cells : charge transfer dynamics and alumina passivation 

    Sajjad, Muhammad Tariq; Park, Jinhyung; Gaboriau, Dorian; Harwell, Jonathon R.; Odobel, Fabrice; Reiss, Peter; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Aldakov, Dmitry (2018-03-08) - Journal article
    Quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) are a promising photovoltaic technology due to their low cost and simplicity of fabrication. Most QDSSCs have an n-type configuration with electron injection from QDs into TiO2, ...
  • Studies of multiferroic palladium perovskites 

    Pradhan, Dhiren K.; Mishra, Ajay K.; Kumari, Shalini; Basu, Abhisek; Somayazulu, Maddury; Gradauskaite, Elzbieta; Smith, Rebecca M.; Gardner, Jonathan; Turner, P. W.; N’Diaye, Alpha T.; Holcomb, M. B.; Katiyar, Ram S.; Zhou, Peng; Srinivasan, Gopalan; Gregg, J. M.; Scott, J. F. (2019-02-08) - Journal article
    We have studied the atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray Bragg reflections, X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) of the Pd L-edge, Scanning electron microscopey (SEM) and Raman spectra, and direct magnetoelectric tensor of ...
  • Counter-directional polariton coupler 

    Klaas, M.; Beierlein, J.; Rozas, E.; Klembt, S.; Suchomel, H.; Harder, T. H.; Winkler, K.; Emmerling, M.; Flayac, H.; Martin, M. D.; Viña, L.; Höfling, Sven; Schneider, C. (2019-02-11) - Journal article
    We report on an on-chip routing device for propagating condensates of exciton-polaritons. This counter-directional coupler implements signal control by a photonic microdisk potential, which couples two lithographically ...

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