1. 
 Baba, S., et al.
(författare)

Cooperpair splitting in two parallel InAs nanowires
 2018

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 20:6

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 We report on the fabrication and electrical characterization of an InAs doublenanowire (NW) device consisting of two closely placed parallel NWs coupled to a common superconducting electrode on one side and individual normal metal leads on the other. In this new type of device we detect Cooperpair splitting (CPS) with a sizeable efficiency of correlated currents in both NWs. In contrast to earlier experiments, where CPS was realized in a single NW, demonstrating an intrawire electron pairing mediated by the superconductor (SC), our experiment demonstrates an interwire interaction mediated by the common SC. The latter is the key for the realization of zeromagnetic field Majorana bound states, or Parafermions; in NWs and therefore constitutes a milestone towards topological superconductivity. In addition, we observe transport resonances that occur only in the superconducting state, which we tentatively attribute to Andreev bound states and/or YuShiba resonances that form in the proximitized section of one NW.


2. 
 Bender, P., et al.
(författare)

Distribution functions of magnetic nanoparticles determined by a numerical inversion method
 2017

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630 . 13672630. ; 19:7

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 In the present study, we applied a regularized inversion method to extract the particle size, magnetic moment and relaxationtime distribution of magnetic nanoparticles from smallangle xray scattering (SAXS), DC magnetization (DCM) and AC susceptibility (ACS) measurements. For the measurements the particles were colloidally dispersed in water. At first approximation the particles could be assumed to be spherically shaped and homogeneously magnetized singledomain particles. As model functions for the inversion, we used the particle form factor of a sphere (SAXS), the Langevin function (DCM) and the Debye model (ACS). The extracted distributions exhibited features/peaks that could be distinctly attributed to the individually dispersed and noninteracting nanoparticles. Further analysis of these peaks enabled, in combination with a prior characterization of the particle ensemble by electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering, a detailed structural and magnetic characterization of the particles. Additionally, all three extracted distributions featured peaks, which indicated deviations of the scattering (SAXS), magnetization (DCM) or relaxation (ACS) behavior from the one expected for individually dispersed, homogeneously magnetized nanoparticles. These deviations could be mainly attributed to partial agglomeration (SAXS, DCM, ACS), uncorrelated surface spins (DCM) and/or intrawell relaxation processes (ACS). The main advantage of the numerical inversion method is that no ad hoc assumptions regarding the line shape of the extracted distribution functions are required, which enabled the detection of these contributions. We highlighted this by comparing the results with the results obtained by standard model fits, where the functional form of the distributions was a priori assumed to be lognormal shaped.


3. 
 Carlström, Stefanos, et al.
(författare)

Spatially and spectrally resolved quantum path interference with chirped driving pulses
 2016

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 18:12

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 We measure spectrally and spatially resolved highorder harmonics generated in argon using chirped multicycle laser pulses. Using a stable, highrepetition rate laser we observe detailed interference structures in the farfield. The structures are of two kinds; offaxis interference from the long trajectory only and onaxis interference including the short and long trajectories. The former is readily visible in the farfield spectrum, modulating both the spectral and spatial profile. To access the latter, we vary the chirp of the fundamental, imparting different phases on the different trajectories, thereby changing their relative phase. Using this method together with an analytical model, we are able to explain the onaxis behaviour and access the dipole phase parameters for the short (${\alpha }_{{\rm{s}}}$) and long (${\alpha }_{{\rm{l}}}$) trajectories. The extracted results compare very well with phase parameters calculated by solving the timedependent Schrödinger equation. Going beyond the analytical model, we are also able to successfully reproduce the offaxis interference structure.


4. 
 Düsterer, S, et al.
(författare)

Twocolor XUV+NIR femtosecond photoionization of neon in the nearthreshold region
 2019

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 21

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 Results of angleresolved electron spectroscopy of nearthreshold photoionization of Ne atoms by combined femtosecond extreme ultraviolet and near infrared fields are presented. The dressedelectron spectra show an energetic distribution into socalled sidebands, being separated by the photon energy of the dressing laser. Surprisingly, for the low kinetic energy (few eV) sidebands, the photoelectron energy varies as a function of the emission angle. Such behavior has not yet been observed in sideband creation and has not been predicted in commonly used theoretical descriptions such as strong field approximation and soft photon approach. Describing the photoionization with a timedependent Schrödinger equation allows a qualitative description of the observed effect, as well as the prediction of fine structure in the sideband distribution.


5. 
 Gallardo González, I., et al.
(författare)

Effects of the dopant concentration in laser wakefield and direct laser acceleration of electrons
 2018

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 20:5

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 In this work, we experimentally study the effects of the nitrogen concentration in laser wakefield acceleration of electrons in a gas mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen. A 15 TW peak power laser pulse is focused to ionize the gas, excite a plasma wave and accelerate electrons up to 230 MeV. We find that at dopant concentrations above 2% the total divergence of the electrons is increased and the high energy electrons are emitted preferentially with an angle of ±6 mrad, leading to a forked spatiospectral distribution associated to direct laser acceleration (DLA). However, electrons can gain more energy and have a divergence lower than 4 mrad for concentrations below 0.5% and the same laser and plasma conditions. Particleincell simulations show that for dopant concentrations above 2%, the amount of trapped charge is large enough to significantly perturb the plasma wave, reducing the amplitude of the longitudinal wakefield and suppressing other trapping mechanisms. At high concentrations the number of trapped electrons overlapping with the laser fields is increased, which rises the amount of charge affected by DLA. We conclude that the dopant concentration affects the quantity of electrons that experience significant DLA and the beam loading of the plasma wave driven by the laser pulse. These two mechanisms influence the electrons final energy, and thus the dopant concentration should be considered as a factor for the optimization of the electron beam parameters.


6. 
 Gower, Artur, et al.
(författare)

Effective waves for random threedimensional particulate materials
 2021

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630.

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 How do you take a reliable measurement of a material whose microstructure is random? When using wave scattering, the answer is often to take an ensemble average (average over time or space). By ensemble averaging we can calculate the average scattered wave and the effective wavenumber. To date, the literature has focused on calculating the effective wavenumber for a plate filled with particles. One clear unanswered question was how to extend this approach to a material of any geometry and for any source. For example, does the effective wavenumber depend on only the microstructure, or also on the material geometry? In this work, we demonstrate that the effective wavenumbers depend on only microstructure, though beyond the long wavelength limit there are multiple effective wavenumbers for one fixed incident frequency. We show how to calculate the average wave scattered from a random particulate material of any shape, and for broad frequency ranges. As an example, we show how to calculate the average wave scattered from a sphere filled with particles.


7. 
 Gustafsson, Mats, et al.
(författare)

Upper bounds on absorption and scattering
 2020

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 22:7

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 A general framework for determining fundamental bounds in nanophotonics is introduced in this paper. The theory is based on convex optimization of dual problems constructed from operators generated by electromagnetic integral equations. The optimized variable is a contrast current defined within a prescribed region of a given material constitutive relations. Two power conservation constraints analogous to the optical theorem are utilized to tighten the bounds and to prescribe either losses or material properties. Thanks to the utilization of matrix rank1 updates, modal decompositions, and model order reduction techniques, the optimization procedure is computationally efficient even for complicated scenarios. No dual gaps are observed. The method is wellsuited to accommodate material anisotropy and inhomogeneity. To demonstrate the validity of the method, bounds on scattering, absorption, and extinction cross sections are derived first and evaluated for several canonical regions. The tightness of the bounds is verified by comparison to optimized spherical nanoparticles and shells. The next metric investigated is bidirectional scattering studied closely on a particular example of an electrically thin slab. Finally, the bounds are established for Purcell's factor and local field enhancement where a dimer is used as a practical example.


8. 
 Kanski, Janusz, et al.
(författare)

Electronic structure of (Ga,Mn)As revisited
 2017

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : Institute of Physics (IOP).  13672630 . 13672630. ; 19:2, s. 18

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 The detailed nature of electronic states mediating ferromagnetic coupling in dilute magnetic semiconductors, specifically (Ga,Mn)As, has been an issue of long debate. Two confronting models have been discussed emphasizing host band vs. impurity band carriers. Using angle resolved photoemission we show that the electronic structure of the (Ga,Mn)As system is significantly modified from that of GaAs throughout the valence band. Close to the Fermi energy, the presence of Mn induces a strong mixing of the bulk bands of GaAs, which results in the appearance of a highly dispersive band in the gap region of GaAs.For Mn concentrations above 1% the band reaches the Fermi level, and can thus host the delocalized holes needed for ferromagnetic coupling. Overall, our data provide a firm evidence of delocalized carriers belonging to the modified host valence band.


9. 
 Maroju, P. K., et al.
(författare)

Analysis of twocolor photoelectron spectroscopy for attosecond metrology at seeded freeelectron lasers
 2021

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 23:4

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 The generation of attosecond pulse trains at freeelectron lasers opens new opportunities in ultrafast science, as it gives access, for the first time, to reproducible, programmable, extreme ultraviolet (XUV) waveforms with high intensity. In this work, we present a detailed analysis of the theoretical model underlying the temporal characterization of the attosecond pulse trains recently generated at the freeelectron laser FERMI. In particular, the validity of the approximations used for the correlated analysis of the photoelectron spectra generated in the twocolor photoionization experiments are thoroughly discussed. The ranges of validity of the assumptions, in connection with the main experimental parameters, are derived.


10. 
 Nicolaï, L., et al.
(författare)

Bi ultrathin crystalline films on InAs(1 1 1)A and B substrates : A combined corelevel and valenceband angleresolved and dichroic photoemission study
 2019

Ingår i: New Journal of Physics.  : IOP Publishing.  13672630. ; 21:12

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 The growth of Bi on both the Interminated (A) face and the Asterminated (B) face of InAs(1 1 1) has been investigated by lowenergy electron diffraction, scanning tunnelling microscopy, and photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation. The changes upon Bi deposition of the In 4d and Bi 5d5/2 photoelectron signals allow to get a comprehensive picture of the Bi/InAs(1 1 1) interface. From the early stage the Bi growth on the A face is epitaxial, contrary to that on the B face that proceeds via the formation of islands. Angleresolved photoelectron spectra show that the electronic structure of a Bi deposit of ≈10 bilayers on the A face is identical to that of bulk Bi, while more than ≈30 bilayers are needed for the B face. Both bulk and surface electronic states observed are well accounted for by fully relativistic ab initio calculations performed using the onestep model of photoemission. These calculations are used to analyse the dichroic photoemission data recorded in the vicinity of the Fermi level around the Γ&bar; point of the Brillouin zone.

