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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317689/high-energy-short-duration-bursts-of-coherent-terahertz-radiation-from-an-embedded-plasma-dipole
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Kyu Been Kwon, Teyoun Kang, Hyung Seon Song, Young-Kuk Kim, Bernhard Ersfeld, Dino A Jaroszynski, Min Sup Hur
Emission of radiation from electrons undergoing plasma oscillations (POs) at the plasma frequency has attracted interest because of the existence of intriguing and non-trivial coupling mechanism between the electrostatic PO and the emitted electromagnetic wave. While broadband emission from plasma waves in inhomogeneous plasma is well known, the underlying physics of narrowband emission at the plasma frequency observed in experiments and in solar radio-bursts is obscure. Here we show that a spatially-localized plasma dipole oscillation (PDO) can be generated when electrons are trapped in a moving train of potential wells produced by the ponderomotive force of two slightly detuned laser pulses that collide in plasma and give rise to a burst of quasi-monochromatic radiation...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283368/schottky-emission-distance-and-barrier-height-properties-of-bipolar-switching-gd-siox-rram-devices-under-different-oxygen-concentration-environments
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Kai-Huang Chen, Tsung-Ming Tsai, Chien-Min Cheng, Shou-Jen Huang, Kuan-Chang Chang, Shu-Ping Liang, Tai-Fa Young
In this study, the hopping conduction distance and bipolar switching properties of the Gd:SiOx thin film by (radio frequency, rf) rf sputtering technology for applications in RRAM devices were calculated and investigated. To discuss and verify the electrical switching mechanism in various different constant compliance currents, the typical current versus applied voltage (I-V) characteristics of gadolinium oxide RRAM devices was transferred and fitted. Finally, the transmission electrons' switching behavior between the TiN bottom electrode and Pt top electrode in the initial metallic filament forming process of the gadolinium oxide thin film RRAM devices for low resistance state (LRS)/high resistance state (HRS) was described and explained in a simulated physical diagram model...
December 28, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275252/emission-factors-of-volatile-organic-compounds-vocs-based-on-the-detailed-vehicle-classification-in-a-tunnel-study
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Qijun Zhang, Lin Wu, Xiaozhen Fang, Mingyue Liu, Jing Zhang, Min Shao, Sihua Lu, Hongjun Mao
In order to obtain VOCs emission characteristics and emission factors from vehicle, a tunnel experiment was conducted in the Fu Gui Mountain Tunnel in Nanjing, China. The tunnel is located in the middle of city, with total length of 480m and speed limit of 50km/h. The studied vehicle fleet was composed of 87% light duty vehicles and 13% heavy duty vehicles (liquefied natural gas bus, LNGB). The emerging radio frequency identification (RFID) technology was used to divide fine vehicles type including China I, China II, China III, China IV, China V and LNGB...
December 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272943/electronic-structure-of-smo-and-smo-via-slow-photoelectron-velocity-map-imaging-spectroscopy-and-spin-orbit-caspt2-calculations
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Marissa L Weichman, Bess Vlaisavljevich, Jessalyn A DeVine, Nicholas S Shuman, Shaun G Ard, Toru Shiozaki, Daniel M Neumark, Albert A Viggiano
The chemi-ionization reaction of atomic samarium, Sm + O → SmO+ + e-, has been investigated by the Air Force Research Laboratory as a means to modify local electron density in the ionosphere for reduction of scintillation of high-frequency radio waves. Neutral SmO is a likely unwanted byproduct. The spectroscopy of SmO is of great interest to aid in interpretation of optical emission spectra recorded following atmospheric releases of Sm as part of the Metal Oxide Space Cloud (MOSC) observations. Here, we report a joint experimental and theoretical study of SmO using slow photoelectron velocity-map imaging spectroscopy of cryogenically cooled SmO- anions (cryo-SEVI) and high-level spin-orbit complete active space calculations with corrections from second order perturbation theory (CASPT2)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240163/raman-dissipative-soliton-fiber-laser-pumped-by-an-ase-source
#5
Weiwei Pan, Lei Zhang, Jiaqi Zhou, Xuezong Yang, Yan Feng
The mode locking of a Raman fiber laser with an amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) pump source is investigated for performance improvement. Raman dissipative solitons with a compressed pulse duration of 1.05 ps at a repetition rate of 2.47 MHz are generated by utilizing nonlinear polarization rotation and all-fiber Lyot filter. A signal-to-noise ratio as high as 85 dB is measured in a radio-frequency spectrum, which suggests excellent temporal stability. Multiple-pulse operation with unique random static distribution is observed for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, at higher pump power in mode-locked Raman fiber lasers...
December 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219389/mode-matching-for-optical-antennas
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Thorsten Feichtner, Silke Christiansen, Bert Hecht
The emission rate of a point dipole can be strongly increased in the presence of a well-designed optical antenna. Yet, optical antenna design is largely based on radio-frequency rules, ignoring, e.g., Ohmic losses and non-negligible field penetration in metals at optical frequencies. Here, we combine reciprocity and Poynting's theorem to derive a set of optical-frequency antenna design rules for benchmarking and optimizing the performance of optical antennas driven by single quantum emitters. Based on these findings a novel plasmonic cavity antenna design is presented exhibiting a considerably improved performance compared to a reference two-wire antenna...
November 24, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211720/blazar-spectral-variability-as-explained-by-a-twisted-inhomogeneous-jet
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C M Raiteri, M Villata, J A Acosta-Pulido, I Agudo, A A Arkharov, R Bachev, G V Baida, E Benítez, G A Borman, W Boschin, V Bozhilov, M S Butuzova, P Calcidese, M I Carnerero, D Carosati, C Casadio, N Castro-Segura, W-P Chen, G Damljanovic, F D'Ammando, A Di Paola, J Echevarría, N V Efimova, Sh A Ehgamberdiev, C Espinosa, A Fuentes, A Giunta, J L Gómez, T S Grishina, M A Gurwell, D Hiriart, H Jermak, B Jordan, S G Jorstad, M Joshi, E N Kopatskaya, K Kuratov, O M Kurtanidze, S O Kurtanidze, A Lähteenmäki, V M Larionov, E G Larionova, L V Larionova, C Lázaro, C S Lin, M P Malmrose, A P Marscher, K Matsumoto, B McBreen, R Michel, B Mihov, M Minev, D O Mirzaqulov, A A Mokrushina, S N Molina, J W Moody, D A Morozova, S V Nazarov, M G Nikolashvili, J M Ohlert, D N Okhmat, E Ovcharov, F Pinna, T A Polakis, C Protasio, T Pursimo, F J Redondo-Lorenzo, N Rizzi, G Rodriguez-Coira, K Sadakane, A C Sadun, M R Samal, S S Savchenko, E Semkov, B A Skiff, L Slavcheva-Mihova, P S Smith, I A Steele, A Strigachev, J Tammi, C Thum, M Tornikoski, Yu V Troitskaya, I S Troitsky, A A Vasilyev, O Vince
Blazars are active galactic nuclei, which are powerful sources of radiation whose central engine is located in the core of the host galaxy. Blazar emission is dominated by non-thermal radiation from a jet that moves relativistically towards us, and therefore undergoes Doppler beaming. This beaming causes flux enhancement and contraction of the variability timescales, so that most blazars appear as luminous sources characterized by noticeable and fast changes in brightness at all frequencies. The mechanism that produces this unpredictable variability is under debate, but proposed mechanisms include injection, acceleration and cooling of particles, with possible intervention of shock waves or turbulence...
December 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208996/relativistic-inverse-compton-scattering-of-photons-from-the-early-universe
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Siddharth Malu, Abhirup Datta, Sergio Colafrancesco, Paolo Marchegiani, Ravi Subrahmanyan, D Narasimha, Mark H Wieringa
Electrons at relativistic speeds, diffusing in magnetic fields, cause copious emission at radio frequencies in both clusters of galaxies and radio galaxies through non-thermal radiation emission called synchrotron. However, the total power radiated through this mechanism is ill constrained, as the lower limit of the electron energy distribution, or low-energy cutoffs, for radio emission in galaxy clusters and radio galaxies, have not yet been determined. This lower limit, parametrized by the lower limit of the electron momentum - pmin - is critical for estimating the total energetics of non-thermal electrons produced by cluster mergers or injected by radio galaxy jets, which impacts the formation of large-scale structure in the universe, as well as the evolution of local structures inside galaxy clusters...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182589/radio-frequency-controlled-urea-dosing-for-nh%C3%A2-scr-catalysts-nh%C3%A2-storage-influence-to-catalyst-performance-under-transient-conditions
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Markus Dietrich, Gunter Hagen, Willibald Reitmeier, Katharina Burger, Markus Hien, Philippe Grass, David Kubinski, Jaco Visser, Ralf Moos
Current developments in exhaust gas aftertreatment led to a huge mistrust in diesel driven passenger cars due to their NOx emissions being too high. The selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with ammonia (NH₃) as reducing agent is the only approach today with the capability to meet upcoming emission limits. Therefore, the radio-frequency-based (RF) catalyst state determination to monitor the NH₃ loading on SCR catalysts has a huge potential in emission reduction. Recent work on this topic proved the basic capability of this technique under realistic conditions on an engine test bench...
November 28, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142220/imaging-spectroscopy-of-solar-radio-burst-fine-structures
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E P Kontar, S Yu, A A Kuznetsov, A G Emslie, B Alcock, N L S Jeffrey, V N Melnik, N H Bian, P Subramanian
Solar radio observations provide a unique diagnostic of the outer solar atmosphere. However, the inhomogeneous turbulent corona strongly affects the propagation of the emitted radio waves, so decoupling the intrinsic properties of the emitting source from the effects of radio wave propagation has long been a major challenge in solar physics. Here we report quantitative spatial and frequency characterization of solar radio burst fine structures observed with the Low Frequency Array, an instrument with high-time resolution that also permits imaging at scales much shorter than those corresponding to radio wave propagation in the corona...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099215/are-gravitational-waves-spinning-down-psr-j1023-0038
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B Haskell, A Patruno
The pulsar J1023+0038 rotates with a frequency ν≈592  Hz and has been observed to transition between a radio state, during which it is visible as a millisecond radio pulsar, and a low-mass x-ray binary (LMXB) state, during which accretion powered x-ray pulsations are visible. Timing during the two phases reveals that during the LMXB phase the neutron star is spinning down at a rate of ν[over ˙]≈-3×10^{-15}  Hz/s, which is approximately 27% faster than the rate measured during the radio phase, ν[over ˙]≈-2...
October 20, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041222/coherent-detection-of-thz-laser-signals-in-optical-fiber-systems
#12
Thomas G Folland, Owen P Marshall, Harvey E Beere, David A Ritchie, Subhasish Chakraborty
Terahertz (THz) coherent detectors are crucial for the stabilization and measurement of the properties of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). This paper describes the exploitation of intra-cavity sum frequency generation to up-convert the emission of a THz QCL to the near infrared for detection with fiber optic coupled components alone. Specifically, a low cost infrared photodiode is used to detect a radio frequency (RF) signal with a signal-to-noise ratio of approximately 20dB, generated by beating the up-converted THz wave and a near infrared local oscillator...
October 16, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041219/stability-of-period-one-p1-oscillations-generated-by-semiconductor-lasers-subject-to-optical-injection-or-optical-feedback
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Lyu-Chih Lin, Ssu-Hsin Liu, Fan-Yi Lin
We study the stability of period-one (P1) oscillations experimentally generated by semiconductor lasers subject to optical injection (OI) and by those subject to optical feedback (OF). With unique advantages of broad frequency tuning range and large sideband rejection ratio, P1 oscillations can be useful in applications such as photonic microwave generation, radio-over-fiber communication, and laser Doppler velocimeter. The stability of the P1 oscillations is critical for these applications, which can be affected by spontaneous emission and fluctuations in both temperature and injection current...
October 16, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019909/effect-of-ge-nanocrystals-on-1-54-%C3%AE-m-photoluminescence-enhancement-in-er%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-zno-and-ge-co-sputtered-films
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Ranran Fan, Fei Lu, Kaikai Li
Photoluminescence (PL) of Er and Ge co-doped ZnO films synthesized by radio frequency magnetron co-sputtering was investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns showed that the annealing process at 400-800 °C led to the formation of nanocrystal (nc) Ge. Samples containing nc-Ge showed a strong visible PL with a peak at 582-593 nm, which was consistent with the calculated energy of the exciton of the ~5 nm-sized nc-Ge, according to the quantum confinement effect. The formation of nc-Ge could greatly enhance the 1...
October 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964191/high-voltage-performance-of-a-dc-photoemission-electron-gun-with-centrifugal-barrel-polished-electrodes
#15
C Hernandez-Garcia, D Bullard, F Hannon, Y Wang, M Poelker
The design and fabrication of electrodes for direct current (dc) high voltage photoemission electron guns can significantly influence their performance, most notably in terms of maximum achievable bias voltage. Proper electrostatic design of the triple-point junction shield electrode minimizes the risk of electrical breakdown (arcing) along the insulator-cable plug interface, while the electrode shape is designed to maintain <10 MV/m at the desired operating voltage aiming at little or no field emission once conditioned...
September 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792041/high-performance-metal-insulator-graphene-diodes-for-radio-frequency-power-detection-application
#16
Mehrdad Shaygan, Zhenxing Wang, Mohamed Saeed Elsayed, Martin Otto, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Ahmed Hamed Ghareeb, Gianluca Fiori, Renato Negra, Daniel Neumaier
Vertical metal-insulator-graphene (MIG) diodes for radio frequency (RF) power detection are realized using a scalable approach based on graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition and TiO2 as barrier material. The temperature dependent current flow through the diode can be described by thermionic emission theory taking into account a bias induced barrier lowering at the graphene TiO2 interface. The diodes show excellent figures of merit for static operation, including high on-current density of up to 28 A cm(-2), high asymmetry of up to 520, strong maximum nonlinearity of up to 15, and large maximum responsivity of up to 26 V(-1), outperforming state-of-the-art metal-insulator-metal and MIG diodes...
August 24, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772460/investigations-on-the-role-of-n%C3%A2-n%C3%A2-ch%C3%A2-ratio-on-the-growth-of-hydrophobic-nanostructured-hydrogenated-carbon-nitride-thin-films-by-plasma-enhanced-chemical-vapor-deposition-at-low-temperature
#17
Noor Hamizah Khanis, Richard Ritikos, Shafarina Azlinda Ahmad Kamal, Saadah Abdul Rahman
Nanostructured hydrogenated carbon nitride (CNx:H) thin films were synthesized on a crystal silicon substrate at low deposition temperature by radio-frequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). Methane and nitrogen were the precursor gases used in this deposition process. The effects of N₂ to the total gas flow rate ratio on the formation of CNx:H nanostructures were investigated. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Raman scattering, and Fourier transform of infrared spectroscopies (FTIR) were used to characterize the films...
January 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704929/radio-frequency-based-nh%C3%A2-selective-catalytic-reduction-catalyst-control-studies-on-temperature-dependency-and-humidity-influences
#18
Markus Dietrich, Gunter Hagen, Willibald Reitmeier, Katharina Burger, Markus Hien, Philippe Grass, David Kubinski, Jaco Visser, Ralf Moos
The upcoming more stringent automotive emission legislations and current developments have promoted new technologies for more precise and reliable catalyst control. For this purpose, radio-frequency-based (RF) catalyst state determination offers the only approach for directly measuring the NH₃ loading on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts and the state of other catalysts and filter systems. Recently, the ability of this technique to directly control the urea dosing on a current NH₃ storing zeolite catalyst has been demonstrated on an engine dynamometer for the first time and this paper continues that work...
July 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687798/achieving-low-emissivity-materials-with-high-transmission-for-broadband-radio-frequency-signals
#19
Liu Liu, Huiting Chang, Tao Xu, Yanan Song, Chi Zhang, Zhi Hong Hang, Xinhua Hu
The use of low-emissivity (low-e) materials in modern buildings is an extremely efficient way to save energy. However, such materials are coated by metallic films, which can strongly block radio-frequency signals and prevent indoor-outdoor wireless communication. Here, we demonstrate that, when specially-designed metallic metasurfaces are covered on them, the low-e materials can remain low emissivity for thermal radiation and allow very high transmission for a broad band of radio-frequency signals. It is found that the application of air-connected metasurfaces with subwavelength periods is critical to the observed high transmission...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661675/hot-carrier-mediated-photon-upconversion-in-metal-decorated-quantum-wells
#20
Gururaj V Naik, Alex J Welch, Justin A Briggs, Michelle L Solomon, Jennifer A Dionne
Manipulating the frequency of electromagnetic waves forms the core of many modern technologies, ranging from imaging and spectroscopy to radio and optical communication. The process of converting photons from higher to lower energy is easily accomplished and technologically widespread. However, upconversion, which is the process of converting lower-energy photons into higher-energy photons, is still a growing field of study with nascent applications and burgeoning interest. Here, we experimentally demonstrate a new photon upconversion technique mediated by hot carriers in plasmonic nanostructures...
July 3, 2017: Nano Letters
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