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Performant astronomical image processing with Python (2023-06-12) - ThesisImage processing is fundamental to observational astronomy workflows. Astronomers acquire imaging data, and process the imagery to extract useful information. This thesis introduces two new image processing algorithms. The ...
Light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for biomedicine (2023-06-12) - ThesisThe research motivation behind this thesis is to expand the information that can currently be extracted from an ex vivo biological sample via light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) by enhancing the achievable resolution ...
Unveiling the structure of RNA using EPR spectroscopy (2023-06-12) - ThesisAbstract redacted
On speckle patterns : integrating spheres, metrology, and beyond (2023-06-12) - ThesisSpeckle patterns are grainy intensity patterns resulting from the random interference of light. They often arise from the interaction of light with systems that have a complex structure at the scale of the wavelength. As ...
Pathways towards single-polariton nonlinearity : from ground state exciton-polariton condensates in GaAs to Rydberg exciton-polaritons in Cu₂O (2023-06-12) - ThesisThis work explores several routes towards achieving single-polariton nonlinearity. Exciton-polaritons are part-light part-matter quasiparticles arising from the strong coupling of excitons and cavity photons in micron-sized ...