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  • Low angular-dispersion microwave absorption of a dual-pitch nondiffracting metal bigrating 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2003)
    The surface plasmon modes supported by a nondiffracting 90° bigrating consisting of three grooves per repeat period with one slightly shallower than the other two are characterized by studying the reflectivity from the ...
  • Low angular-dispersion microwave absorption of a metal dual-period nondiffracting hexagonal grating 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2005)
    The microwave (11.3<λ0<16.7 mm) reflectivity response of a nondiffracting dual-period hexagonal grating is explored. In three directions at 60° to each other, the aluminum grating has a repeat period of 7.2 mm in which ...
  • Low threshold edge emitting polymer distributed feedback laser based on a square lattice 

    Vasdekis, A. E.; Turnbull, G. A.; Samuel, I. D. W.; Andrew, P.; Barnes, William L. (American Institute of Physics, 2005)
    We report the demonstration of a low-threshold, edge-emitting polymer distributed feedback laser based on a square lattice. The lattice constant was 268 nm, which corresponds to a lattice line spacing in the ΓM symmetry ...
  • Magnetic activity in the photosphere of CoRoT-Exo-2a. Active longitudes and short-term spot cycle in a young Sun-like star 

    Lanza, A. F.; Pagano, I.; Leto, G.; Messina, S.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Alonso, R.; Auvergne, M.; Baglin, A.; Barge, P.; Bonomo, A. S.; Boumier, P.; Collier Cameron, A.; Comparato, M.; Cutispoto, G.; De Medeiros, J. R.; Foing, B.; Kaiser, A.; Moutou, C.; Parihar, P. S.; Silva-Valio, A.; Weiss, W. W. (EDP Sciences, 2009)
    Context. The space experiment CoRoT has recently detected transits by a hot Jupiter across the disc of an active G7V star (CoRoTExo-2a) that can be considered as a good proxy for the Sun at an age of approximately 0.5 ...
  • Making Tunnel Barriers (Including Metals) Transparent 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Preist, T. W.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    The classical "brick wall," which may, according to quantum mechanics, leak via tunneling, is here shown to be completely transparent when appropriate impedance matching media are placed both in front of and behind the ...
  • Measuring and modelling optical scattering and the colour quality of white pierid butterfly scales 

    Luke, S. M.; Vukusic, Peter; Hallam, B. T. (Optical Society of America, 2009)
    Colouration in butterfly wings is due to the interaction of light with a covering of scales on both wing surfaces. A combination of nanostructure in the scales, which reflect or scatter light, and absorption from chemical ...
  • Microwave liquid-crystal variable phase grating 

    Yang, Fuzi; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    A voltage-controlled variable phase grating, at microwave frequencies, is described and its response characterized. It comprises a stack of 71 aluminium strips of 1 mm thickness separated by 75 µm spaces, filled with ...
  • Microwave surface-plasmon-like modes on thin metamaterials 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2009)
    It has recently been shown that the structured surface of a perfect conductor can support surface-plasmon-like modes [Pendry et al., Science 305, 847 (2004)]. Such structures have a thickness of at least the order of the ...
  • Microwave transmission of a compound metal grating 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Hooper, Ian R.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2006)
    An array of subwavelength slits in a metallic substrate supports a series of Fabry-Perot-like resonances, where each harmonic results in a transmission peak. Addition of extra slits per period yields a compound grating ...
  • Microwave transmission through a single subwavelength annular aperture in a metal plate 

    Lockyear, Matthew J.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Physical Society, 2005)
    The resonant transmission of a small annular aperture, with a diameter much smaller than the radiation wavelength, in a thin metal plate is studied at microwave frequencies. It transpires that such an annular aperture ...
  • Microwave transmissivity of a metamaterial–dielectric stack 

    Butler, Celia A.M.; Parsons, James; Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Hobson, Peter A. (American Institute of Physics, 2009)
    A metamaterial layer comprising of a conducting square mesh surrounding subwavelength holes has a largely pure imaginary effective refractive index. We explore the microwave transmissivity of a stack of such metamaterial ...
  • Microwaves: thin metal slits and liquid crystals 

    Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Kelly, Robert J.; Suckling, James R.; Yang, Fuzi (SPIE, 2004)
    Using liquid crystals to control the propagation of microwaves is a potentially interesting technology. By incorporating small amounts of liquid crystal in thin slat metal structures through which the microwaves may ...
  • Modelling solar-like variability for the detection of Earth-like planetary transits. II. Performance of the three-spot modelling, harmonic function fitting, iterative nonlinear filtering, and sliding boxcar filtering 

    Bonomo, A. S.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Bordé, P.; Lanza, A. F. (EDP Sciences, 2009)
    Aims. As an extension of a previous work, we present a comparison of four methods of filtering solar-like variability to increase the efficiency of detection of Earth-like planetary transits by means of box-shaped transit ...
  • Molecular fluorescence above metallic gratings 

    Andrew, P.; Barnes, William L. (American Physical Society, 2001)
    We present measurements of the fluorescence of emitters located in close proximity (d<λ) to metallic grating surfaces. By measuring both the spontaneous emission lifetime and angle-dependent radiation pattern of a monolayer ...
  • The morphology of the Milky Way - I. Reconstructing CO maps from simulations in fixed potentials (dataset) 

    Price, Daniel J.; Acreman, David M.; Pettitt, Alex R.; Dobbs, Clare (University of Exeter, 2014-06-19)
    Datasets for spiral, bar, and barred-spiral smoothed particle hydrodynamical simulations used in the paper Pettitt, Dobbs, Acreman & Price 2014. Also included are the integrated longitude-velocity maps created using a ...
  • Noise properties of the CoRoT data. A planet-finding perspective 

    Aigrain, Suzanne; Pont, F.; Fressin, F.; Alapini, Aude; Alonso, R.; Auvergne, M.; Barbieri, M.; Barge, P.; Bordé, P.; Bouchy, F.; Deeg, H. J.; De la Reza, R.; Deleuil, M.; Dvorak, R.; Erikson, A.; Fridlund, M.; Gondoin, P.; Guterman, P.; Jorda, L.; Lammer, H.; Léger, A.; Llebaria, A.; Magain, P.; Mazeh, T.; Moutou, C.; Ollivier, M.; Pätzold, M.; Queloz, D.; Rauer, H.; Rouan, D.; Schneider, J.; Wuchterl, G.; Zucker, S. (EDP Sciences, 2009)
    In this short paper, we study the photometric precision of stellar light curves obtained by the CoRoT satellite in its planet-finding channel, with a particular emphasis on the time scales characteristic of planetary ...
  • Numerical model validation for mooring systems: Method and application for wave energy converters 

    Harnois, Violette; Weller, S.D.; Johanning, Lars; Thies, Philipp R.; Le Boulluec, M.; Le Roux, Dominique; Soulé, V.; Ohana, J. (Elsevier, 2015)
    The design of wave energy mooring systems is challenging: overdesign incurs a significant cost penalty, underdesign may lead to a premature failure and incorrect design could reduce the power production. Consequently, ...
  • Observation of backflow in the switch-on dynamics of a hybrid aligned nematic 

    Jewell, Sharon A.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    The optical convergent-beam technique is used to measure, in 0.3 ms steps, the response of the director in a 4.6-µm-thick ZLI-2293 filled hybrid aligned nematic cell when a 10 kHz, 7 Vrms ac voltage is applied to the cell. ...
  • On a solution of the Schrödinger equation with a hyperbolic double-well potential 

    Downing, C.A. (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2013)
    We report a solution of the one-dimensional Schrödinger equation with a hyperbolic double-well confining potential via a transformation to the so-called confluent Heun equation. We discuss the requirements on the parameters ...
  • On the mechanism of charge transport in pentacene 

    van Laarhoven, Hendrik A.; Flipse, Cees F. J.; Koeberg, Mattijs; Bonn, Mischa; Hendry, Euan; Orlandi, G.; Jurchescu, O. D.; Palstra, T. T. M.; Troisi, A. (American Institute of Physics, 2008)
    Terahertz transient conductivity measurements are performed on pentacene single crystals, which directly demonstrate a strong coupling of charge carriers to low frequency molecular motions with energies centered around 1.1 ...