Recent Submissions

  • Synthetic quantum matter using atoms and light 

    Argüello-Luengo, Javier (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-10-21)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Atomic and optical physics are two fields closely connected by a shared range of energy scales, and the interactions between them. Atoms represent the most fundamental components of matter, and interactions with electromagnetic ...
  • Laser-induced electron interferences from atoms and molecules 

    Sánchez, Aurelien (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-07-25)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Since discovering wave-particle duality, science has changed our perception of light and matter, especially at the subatomic level. Thanks to such discoveries, we have been able to develop and expand our scientific knowledge ...
  • Development of novel multimodal light-sheet fluorescence microscopes for in-vivo imaging of vertebrate organisms 

    Bernardello, Matteo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-06-14)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The observation of biological processes in their native environments is of critical importance for life science. While substantial information can be derived from the examination of in-vitro biological samples, in-vivo ...
  • Atomic imaging of complex molecular 

    Liu, Xinyao (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-07-27)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    One of the significant challenges of modern science is to track and image chemical reactions as they occur. The molecular movies, the precise spatiotemporal tracking of changes in their molecular dynamics, will provide a ...
  • Quantum optics at its best: from quantum interferometry to quantum metrology 

    Almeida, Jessica Oliveira de (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-07-28)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Quantum optics experiments are currently the most advanced techniques to under- stand, verify and simulate quantum phenomena. However, to access all the perfor- mance available in quantum states of light, one needs to ...
  • Detection of particles, bacteria and viruses using consumer optoelectronic components 

    Hussain, Rubaiya (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-07-01)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The focus of this thesis is on the design, development and validation of two novel photonic sensors for the detection and characterisation of industrial and biological samples. The first one is a PSA in a collimated beam ...
  • Controlling interactions in quantum materials : from a microscopic description to quantum simulation 

    Julià Farré, Sergi (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-06-28)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The last decades have witnessed impressive technical advances in all the fields of quantum science, including solid-state systems or atomic, molecular, and optical physics, allowing one to control materials at the microscopic ...
  • Detection of a single erbium ion in a nanoparticle 

    Deshmukh, Chetan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Encoding information into quantum mechanical properties of a system can lead to applications many fields, including computing and communication. Devices that will enable these applications could be part of a quantum network ...
  • High-peak-power mid-infrared OPCPAs for extreme nonlinear photonics 

    Elu Etxano, Ugaitz (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-05-03)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the last decades, intense carrier-envelope-phase-stable (CEP-stable) and near-single-cycle, coherent mid-infrared sources have become charming for a variety of applications in physics, chemistry and biology. In particular, ...
  • Mechanisms and functions of the nucleus as a mechano-controller of cell contractility and migration plasticity 

    Venturini, Valeria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-08)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Living tissues are crowded and dynamic environments, in which signalling molecules and physical forces constantly act on single cells. To ensure correct tissue development and homeostasis, cells function like small processors: ...
  • Simulating a topological gauge theory in a Raman-dressed Bose-Einstein condensate 

    Frölian, Anika (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-24)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Ultracold quantum gases constitute a powerful and versatile tool to experimentally explore quantum many-body physics. This thesis presents an original contribution to the quantum simulation of gauge theories with ultracold ...
  • Further into the infrared with quantum dot photodetectors 

    Özdemir, Onur (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-02-04)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the infrared, photodetectors are the key components in a wide-variety of applications such as thermal imaging, remote sensing, spectroscopy with newer technologies added to the list such as LiDaR and deep tissue imaging. ...

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