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  • Stargazin Modulation of AMPA Receptors 

    Shaikh, Sana A.; Dolino, Drew M.; Lee, Garam; Chatterjee, Sudeshna; MacLean, David M.; Flatebo, Charlotte; Landes, Christy F.; Jayaraman, Vasanthi (2016)
    Fast excitatory synaptic signaling in the mammalian brain is mediated by AMPA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors. In neurons, AMPA receptors co-assemble with auxiliary proteins, such as stargazin, which can markedly alter ...
  • Stability of High-Density Two-Dimensional Excitons against a Mott Transition in High Magnetic Fields Probed by Coherent Terahertz Spectroscopy 

    Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yongrui; Gao, Weilu; Long, Zhongqu; Watson, John D.; Manfra, Michael J.; Belyanin, Alexey; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    We have performed time-resolved terahertz absorption measurements on photoexcited electron-hole pairs in undoped GaAs quantum wells in magnetic fields. We probed both unbound- and bound-carrier responses via cyclotron ...
  • Photo-induced force mapping of plasmonic nanostructures 

    Tumkur, Thejaswi U.; Yang, Xiao; Cerjan, Benjamin; Halas, Naomi J.; Nordlander, Peter; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
    The ability to image the optical near-fields of nanoscale structures, map their morphology and concurrently obtain spectroscopic information, all with high spatiotemporal resolution, is a highly sought-after technique in ...
  • Mid infrared quantum cascade laser operating in pure amplitude modulation for background-free trace gas spectroscopy 

    Bidaux, Yves; Bismuto, Alfredo; Patimisco, Pietro; Sampaolo, Angelo; Gresch, Tobias; Strubi, Gregory; Blaser, Stéphane; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo; Muller, Antoine; Faist, Jérôme (2016)
    We present a single mode multi-section quantum cascade laser source composed of three different sections: master oscillator, gain and phase section. Non-uniform pumping of the QCL’s gain reveals that the various laser ...
  • Mixed Effects Models for Resampled Network Statistics Improves Statistical Power to Find Differences in Multi-Subject Functional Connectivity 

    Narayan, Manjari; Allen, Genevera I. (2016)
    Many complex brain disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, exhibit a wide range of symptoms and disability. To understand how brain communication is impaired in such conditions, functional connectivity studies seek ...
  • Planar Laser-Based QEPAS Trace Gas Sensor 

    Ma, Yufei; He, Ying; Chen, Cheng; Yu, Xin; Zhang, Jingbo; Peng, Jiangbo; Sun, Rui; Tittel, Frank K. (2016)
    A novel quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS) trace gas detection scheme is reported in this paper. A cylindrical lens was employed for near-infrared laser focusing. The laser beam was shaped as a planar line ...
  • Mid-infrared dual-gas sensor for simultaneous detection of methane and ethane using a single continuous-wave interband cascade laser 

    Ye, Weilin; Li, Chunguang; Zheng, Chuantao; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Gluszek, Aleksander K.; Hudzikowski, Arkadiusz J.; Dong, Lei; Griffin, Robert J.; Tittel, Frank K. (2016)
    A continuous-wave (CW) interband cascade laser (ICL) based mid-infrared sensor system was demonstrated for simultaneous detection of atmospheric methane (CH4) and ethane (C2H6). A 3.337 µm CW ICL with an emitting wavenumber ...
  • Generalized recovery algorithm for 3D super-resolution microscopy using rotating point spread functions 

    Shuang, Bo; Wang, Wenxiao; Shen, Hao; Tauzin, Lawrence J.; Flatebo, Charlotte; Chen, Jianbo; Moringo, Nicholas A.; Bishop, Logan D.C.; Kelly, Kevin F.; Landes, Christy F. (2016)
    Super-resolution microscopy with phase masks is a promising technique for 3D imaging and tracking. Due to the complexity of the resultant point spread functions, generalized recovery algorithms are still missing. We introduce ...
  • Highly sensitive gas leak detector based on a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic SF6 sensor 

    Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Giglio, Marilena; Chieco, Leonardo; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
    The implementation, performance validation, and testing of a gas-leak optical sensor based on mid-IR quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) spectroscopic technique is reported. A QEPAS sensor was integrated in a vacuum-sealed ...
  • Carbon nanotube fiber terahertz polarizer 

    Zubair, Ahmed; Tsentalovich, Dmitri E.; Young, Colin C.; Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.; Pasquali, Matteo; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    Conventional, commercially available terahertz (THz) polarizers are made of uniformly and precisely spaced metallic wires. They are fragile and expensive, with performance characteristics highly reliant on wire diameters ...
  • Wafer-scale monodomain films of spontaneously aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes 

    He, Xiaowei; Gao, Weilu; Xie, Lijuan; Li, Bo; Zhang, Qi; Lei, Sidong; Robinson, John M.; Hároz, Erik H.; Doorn, Stephen K.; Wang, Weipeng; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Adams, W. Wade; Hauge, Robert H.; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    The one-dimensional character of electrons, phonons and excitons in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes leads to extremely anisotropic electronic, thermal and optical properties. However, despite significant efforts ...
  • Dicke superradiance in solids [Invited] 

    Cong, Kankan; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yongrui; Noe, G. Timothy; Belyanin, Alexey; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    Recent advances in optical studies of condensed matter systems have led to the emergence of a variety of phenomena that have conventionally been studied in the realm of quantum optics. These studies have not only deepened ...
  • Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties 

    Smith, Kyle W.; Zhao, Hangqi; Zhang, Hui; Sánchez -Iglesias, Ana; Grzelczak, Marek; Wang, Yumin; Chang, Wei-Shun; Nordlander, Peter; Liz-Marzán, Luis; Link, Stephan (2016)
    Metal nanoparticles with a dumbbell-like geometry have plasmonic properties similar to those of their nanorod counterparts, but the unique steric constraints induced by their enlarged tips result in distinct geometries ...
  • Enhancement of the Electron Spin Resonance of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Oxygen Removal 

    Rice, William D.; Weber, Ralph T.; Leonard, Ashley D.; Tour, James M.; Nikolaev, Pavel; Arepalli, Sivaram; Berka, Vladimir; Tsai, Ah-Lim; Kono, Junichiro (2012)
    We have observed a nearly 4-fold increase in the electron spin resonance (ESR) signal from an ensemble of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) due to oxygen desorption. By performing temperature-dependent ESR spectroscopy ...
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of a Hybrid Seismic Imaging Application 

    Paul, Sri Raj; Araya-Polo, Mauricio; Mellor-Crummey, John; Hohl, Detlef (2016)
    Applications to process seismic data are computationally expensive and, therefore, employ scalable parallel systems to produce timely results. Here we describe our experiences of using performance analysis tools to gain ...
  • Ultrathin AAO Membrane as a Generic Template for Sub-100 nm Nanostructure Fabrication 

    Robatjazi, Hossein; Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Macfarlan, Luke H.; Fu, Sidan; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
    Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates are emerging as a platform for simple, cost-effective, high-throughput top-down nanofabrication of regular arrays of nanostructures. Thus far, however, AAO pattern transfer has largely ...
  • CW EC-QCL-based sensor for simultaneous detection of H2O, HDO, N2O and CH4ᅠusing multi-pass absorption spectroscopy 

    Yu, Yajun; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Griffin, Robert J.; Tittel, Frank K. (2016)
    A sensor system based on a continuous wave, external-cavity quantum-cascade laser (CW EC-QCL) was demonstrated for simultaneous detection of atmospheric H2O, HDO, N2O and CH4using a compact, dense pattern multi-pass gas ...
  • Compact TDLAS based sensor design using interband cascade lasers for mid-IR trace gas sensing 

    Dong, Lei; Tittel, Frank K.; Li, Chunguang; Sanchez, Nancy P.; Wu, Hongpeng; Zheng, Chuantao; Yu, Yajun; Sampaolo, Angelo; Griffin, Robert J. (2016)
    Two compact TDLAS sensor systems based on different structural optical cores were developed. The two optical cores combine two recent developments, gallium antimonide (GaSb)-based ICL and a compact multipass gas cell (MPGC) ...
  • Broadband Absorption Engineering to Enhance Light Absorption in Monolayer MoS2 

    Bahauddin, Shah Mohammad; Robatjazi, Hossein; Thomann, Isabell (2016)
    Here we take a first step toward tackling the challenge of incomplete optical absorption in monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides for conversion of photon energy, including solar, into other forms of energy. We ...
  • Improved Tuning Fork for Terahertz Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy 

    Sampaolo, Angelo; Patimisco, Pietro; Giglio, Marilena; Vitiello, Miriam S.; Beere, Harvey E.; Ritchie, David A.; Scamarcio, Gaetano; Tittel, Frank K.; Spagnolo, Vincenzo (2016)
    We report on a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic (QEPAS) sensor for methanol (CH₃OH) detection employing a novel quartz tuning fork (QTF), specifically designed to enhance the QEPAS sensing performance in the terahertz (THz) ...

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