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Near-surface Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in Diamond
The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center is a point defect in diamond and has been championed as a promising solid-state "artificial atom." NV center properties such as its bright luminescence, room-temperature optical readout of ...
Hot Carriers in Graphene
When energy relaxation between electrons and the lattice is slow, an elevated electronic temperature different from that of the lattice persists. In this regime, hot charge carriers control the energy transport in a material. ...
Practical Verified Computation with Streaming Interactive Proofs
As the cloud computing paradigm has gained prominence, the need for verifiable computation has grown urgent. Protocols for verifiable computation enable a weak client to outsource difficult computations to a powerful, ...
Magnetic trapping of molecules via optical loading and magnetic slowing
This thesis demonstrates a new cooling and trap loading technique for molecules, leading to trapping of calcium monofluoride (CaF).
Scalable NMR Spectroscopy with Semiconductor Chips
Conventional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers—the electronic brain that orchestrates and monitors nuclear spin motions—are bulky, expensive, thus, not scalable. In this thesis, we report on scalable ...
Optical Modeling of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors
Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) can detect single photons or low levels of infrared light in applications that require high speed and low timing jitter, such as integrated circuit analysis. Most ...