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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732159/remote-single-molecule-switching-identification-and-nano-engineering-of-hot-electron-induced-tautomerization
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Jens Kügel, Markus Leisegang, Markus Böhme, Andreas Krönlein, Aimee Sixta, Matthias Bode
Molecular electronics where single molecules perform basic functionalities of digital circuits is a fascinating concept that one day may augment or even replace nowadays semiconductor technologies. The tautomerization of molecules, i.e., the bistable functional position of hydrogen protons within an organic frame, has recently been intensively discussed as a potential avenue towards nano-scale switches. It has been shown that tautomerization can be triggered locally or non-locally, i.e. by a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) tip positioned directly above or in close vicinity to the molecule...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732157/large-scale-statistics-for-threshold-optimization-of-optically-pumped-nanowire-lasers
#2
Juan Arturo Alanis, Dhruv Saxena, Sudha Mokkapati, Nian Jiang, Kun Peng, Xiaoyan Tang, Lan Fu, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Patrick Parkinson
Single nanowire lasers based on bottom-up III-V materials have been shown to exhibit room-temperature near-infrared lasing, making them highly promising for use as nanoscale, silicon-integrable and coherent light sources. While lasing behavior is reproducible, small variations in growth conditions across a substrate arising from the use of bottom-up growth techniques can introduce inter-wire disorder, either through geometric or material inhomogeneity. Nanolasers critically depend on both high material quality and tight dimensional tolerances, and as such, lasing threshold is both sensitive to, and a sensitive probe of such inhomogeneity...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732095/automated-framework-for-intraretinal-cystoid-macular-edema-segmentation-in-three-dimensional-optical-coherence-tomography-images-with-macular-hole
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Weifang Zhu, Li Zhang, Fei Shi, Dehui Xiang, Lirong Wang, Jingyun Guo, Xiaoling Yang, Haoyu Chen, Xinjian Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732047/in-vivo-analysis-of-glaucoma-related-features-within-the-optic-nerve-head-using-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tiago S Prata, Flavio S Lopes, Vitor G Prado, Izabela Almeida, Igor Matsubara, Syril Dorairaj, Rafael L Furlanetto, Roberto M Vessani, Augusto Paranhos
Structural differences between optic nerve head (ONH) parameters in glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes has been documented, however the association between such parameters in patients with different disease stages is yet to be elucidated. We investigated the relationship between different laminar and prelaminar ONH structures using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (EDI OCT) in a population with and without glaucoma. In this observational case-control study, we prospectively enrolled healthy individuals and glaucomatous patients with different disease stages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731770/transient-magnetophotoinduced-absorption-studies-of-photoexcitations-in-%C3%AF-conjugated-donor-acceptor-copolymers
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Uyen N V Huynh, Tek P Basel, Eitan Ehrenfreund, Gang Li, Yang Yang, S Mazumdar, Z Valy Vardeny
We have utilized a plethora of transient and steady state optical and magneto-optical spectroscopies in a broad spectral range (0.25-2.5 eV) for elucidating the primary and long-lived photoexcitations in a low band-gap π-conjugated donor-acceptor (DA) copolymer used for efficient photovoltaic solar cells. We show that both singlet excitons (SE) and intrachain triplet-triplet (TT) pairs are photogenerated in the DA-copolymer chains. From the picosecond transient magnetic field response of these species we conclude that the SE and TT spin states are coupled...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731766/observing-dissipative-topological-defects-with-coupled-lasers
#6
Vishwa Pal, Chene Tradonsky, Ronen Chriki, Asher A Friesem, Nir Davidson
Topological defects have been observed and studied in a wide range of systems, such as cosmology, spin systems, cold atoms, and optics, as they are quenched across a phase transition into an ordered state. These defects limit the coherence of the system and its ability to approach a fully ordered state, so revealing their origin and control is becoming an increasingly important field of research. We observe dissipative topological defects in a one-dimensional ring of phased-locked lasers, and show how their formation is related to the Kibble-Zurek mechanism and is governed in a universal manner by two competing time scales...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731764/phase-tuned-entangled-state-generation-between-distant-spin-qubits
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R Stockill, M J Stanley, L Huthmacher, E Clarke, M Hugues, A J Miller, C Matthiesen, C Le Gall, M Atatüre
Quantum entanglement between distant qubits is an important feature of quantum networks. Distribution of entanglement over long distances can be enabled through coherently interfacing qubit pairs via photonic channels. Here, we report the realization of optically generated quantum entanglement between electron spin qubits confined in two distant semiconductor quantum dots. The protocol relies on spin-photon entanglement in the trionic Λ system and quantum erasure of the Raman-photon path information. The measurement of a single Raman photon is used to project the spin qubits into a joint quantum state with an interferometrically stabilized and tunable relative phase...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731763/measurement-induced-strong-kerr-nonlinearity-for-weak-quantum-states-of-light
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Luca S Costanzo, Antonio S Coelho, Nicola Biagi, Jaromír Fiurášek, Marco Bellini, Alessandro Zavatta
Strong nonlinearity at the single photon level represents a crucial enabling tool for optical quantum technologies. Here we report on experimental implementation of a strong Kerr nonlinearity by measurement-induced quantum operations on weak quantum states of light. Our scheme coherently combines two sequences of single photon addition and subtraction to induce a nonlinear phase shift at the single photon level. We probe the induced nonlinearity with weak coherent states and characterize the output non-Gaussian states with quantum state tomography...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731744/quantum-zeno-suppression-of-intramolecular-forces
#9
S Wüster
We show that Born-Oppenheimer surfaces can intrinsically decohere, implying loss of coherence among constituent electronic basis states. We consider the example of interatomic forces due to resonant dipole-dipole interactions within a dimer of highly excited Rydberg atoms, embedded in an ultracold gas. These forces rely on a coherent superposition of two-atom electronic states, which is destroyed by continuous monitoring of the dimer state through a detection scheme utilizing the background gas atoms. We show that this intrinsic decoherence of the molecular energy surface can gradually deteriorate a repulsive dimer state, causing a mixing of attractive and repulsive character...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731059/optical-coherence-tomography-detection-of-characteristic-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thinning-in-nasal-hypoplasia-of-the-optic-disc
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M Haruta, R Kodama, R Yamakawa
PurposeTo determine the clinical usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detecting thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in eyes with nasal hypoplasia of the optic discs (NHOD).Patients and methodsThe medical records of five patients (eight eyes) with NHOD were reviewed. The ratio of the disc-macula distance to the disc diameter (DM/DD) and the disc ovality ratio of the minimal to maximal DD were assessed using fundus photographs. The RNFL thicknesses of the temporal, superior, nasal, and inferior quadrants were evaluated using OCT quadrant maps...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731057/idiopathic-macular-holes-and-direction-of-vitreomacular-traction-structural-changes-and-surgical-outcomes
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C-Y Tsai, Y-T Hsieh, T-T Lai, C-M Yang
PurposeTo compare the structural changes, clinical course, and treatment outcomes of vertical and horizontal vitreomacular traction (VMT) induced impending macular holes (IMHs) and full-thickness macular holes (FTMHs).MethodsIn this retrospective study, 23 and 32 cases of IMHs and FTMHs, respectively, were analyzed. The IMH cases were divided into two subgroups: IMH with and without foveal detachment. Vitreofoveal traction angles (TAs) between the inner retinal surface and posterior hyaloid were measured from horizontal and vertical optical coherence tomography (OCT) images by using the trigonometric function (the angle equals the arctangent of the height over the base) after adjustments for magnification factors...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731055/choroidal-excavation-in-choroidal-osteoma-complicated-by-choroidal-neovascularization
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L Pierro, A Marchese, M Gagliardi, U Introini, M Battaglia Parodi, G Casalino, F Bandello
PurposeTo describe multimodal imaging features of choroidal osteoma (CO) complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and focal choroidal excavation (FCE).MethodsPatients presenting with CO and CNV between January and October 2016 were considered for this study. Diagnosis of CO was confirmed by ultrasound examination. All patients underwent multimodal imaging including optical coherence tomography (OCT), swept-source OCT angiography (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) and fluorescein angiography (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730875/the-influence-of-fatalistic-beliefs-on-health-beliefs-among-diabetics-in-khartoum-sudan-a-comparison-between-coptic-christians-and-sunni-muslims
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Dana Hag Hamed, Marguerite Daniel
Although there are many studies assessing the influence of religious beliefs on health they do not agree on whether the impact is positive or negative. More so, there is no consensus in the available literature on the definition of fatalism and what it means to individuals. In this phenomenological study we attempt to define what religious fatalism means to people living with diabetes in Khartoum, and how it affects their health beliefs, and how those beliefs affect their sense of coherence and generalized resistance resources, since salutogenesis is the guiding theory in this study...
July 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730400/evaluation-of-retrobulbar-blood-flow-and-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ali Kal, Enes Duman, Almila Sarıgül Sezenöz, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Öznur Kal
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether retrobulbar blood flow and choroidal thickness (CT) are affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the relationship between these values. METHODS: We evaluated 40 eyes of 20 RA patients and 40 eyes of 20 healthy controls. The enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, color Doppler imaging, was held. Statistical analysis was performed. RESULTS: Peak systolic velocity (PSV) of ophthalmic (OA) and central retinal artery (CRA) were significantly higher in RA...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730399/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-susac-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Lisa Toto, Alfonso Senatore, Alessandro D'Uffizi, Piergiorgio Neri, Cesare Mariotti, Marica Tina Maccarone, Luca Di Antonio
PURPOSE: To report clinical features of Susac's syndrome (SS) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 25-year-old Caucasian female with a history of non-pulsatile migraine, tinnitus, and verbal apraxia complaining of peripheral scotoma in left eye due to branch retinal arteriole occlusion (BRAO) was diagnosed as having SS after audiometric test, brain magnetic resonance imaging, and multimodal retinal imaging...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730222/tuberculosis-and-its-particularities-in-romania-and-worldwide
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Floarea Mimi NiŢu, Mihai Olteanu, Costin Teodor Streba, Gabriela Jimborean, Paraschiva Postolache, Milena Adina Man, Antigona Carmen Trofor, Roxana Maria Nemeş, Livia Dragonu, Mădălina Olteanu
Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health issue, with a rising incidence since the beginning of this century. It poses a severe mortality risk and also poses a serious economic risk as it reduces the working capacity of an individual in the most productive part of life. Developing countries face widespread tuberculosis infection - up to 95% of all cases and 98% of deaths, respectively. It is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the Koch bacillus) that can be contracted from either humans or animal hosts...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730114/diagnostic-capability-of-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-parameters-in-time-domain-versus-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-assessing-glaucoma-in-high-myopia
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Mei-Ching Teng, Yi-Chieh Poon, Kuo-Chi Hung, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Ing-Chou Lai, Jen-Chia Tsai, Pei-Wen Lin, Chien-Yun Wu, Chueh-Tan Chen, Pei-Chang Wu
AIM: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic capabilities of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (p-RNFL) parameters of Spectralis optical coherence tomography (OCT) versus Stratus OCT to detect glaucoma in patients with high myopia. METHODS: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study. Sixty highly myopic eyes of 60 patients were enrolled, with 30 eyes in the glaucoma group and 30 eyes in the control group. All eyes received peripapillary imaging of the optic disc using Stratus and Spectralis OCT...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730110/incidence-of-cystoid-macular-edema-after-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Eduard Pedemonte-Sarrias, Toni Salvador Playà, Irene Sassot Cladera, Oscar Gris, Joan Ribas Martínez, José García-Arumí, Núria Giménez
AIM: To determine the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME) after Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS: This study included all consecutive patients operated in a Spanish tertiary reference hospital over a period of four years. A total of 55 eyes from 47 patients matched the selection criteria. CME was diagnosed clinically at the slit-lamp and confirmed by optical coherence tomography. RESULTS: Six cases of CME were diagnosed postoperatively, which represented an incidence of 11%...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730092/parameters-of-ocular-fundus-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-glaucoma-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Yu-Lin Tao, Li-Ming Tao, Zheng-Xuan Jiang, He-Ting Liu, Kun Liang, Mo-Han Li, Xuan-Sheng Zhu, Yan-Lin Ren, Bing-Jie Cui
In this review, we summarize the progression of several parameters assessed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in recent years for the detection of glaucoma. Monitoring the progression of defects in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness is essential. Imaging and analysis of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and inner plexiform layer (IPL), respectively, have been of great importance. Optic nerve head (ONH) topography obtained from 3D SD-OCT images is another crucial step. Other important assessments involve locating the Bruch's membrane opening (BMO), estimating the optic disc size and rim area, and measuring the lamina cribrosa displacement...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729948/algorithms-for-the-automated-analysis-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-biomarkers-on-optical-coherence-tomography-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maximilian W M Wintergerst, Thomas Schultz, Johannes Birtel, Alexander K Schuster, Norbert Pfeiffer, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Robert P Finger
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of optical coherence tomography (OCT) grading algorithms for retinal biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Following a systematic review of the literature data on detection and quantification of AMD retinal biomarkers by available algorithms were extracted and descriptively synthesized. Algorithm quality was assessed using a modified version of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies 2 checklist with a focus on accuracy against established reference standards and risk of bias...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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