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  • Yavas, Ozlem (Date of defense: 02-07-2019)
    Point-of-care (POC) devices are compact, mobile and fast detection platforms expected to advance early diagnosis, treatment monitoring and personalized healthcare, and revolutionize today’s healthcare system, especially ...
  • González Curto, Alberto (Date of defense: 16-07-2013)
    The emission of light is at the heart of both fundamental science and technological applications. At its origin lie electronic transitions in nanoscale materials such as molecules, atoms and semiconductors. The interaction ...
  • Taminiau, Tim Hugo (Date of defense: 22-11-2011)
    The interaction of light with matter is a central topic in both fundamental science and applied technology. At the heart of this interaction lies the absorption or emission of a photon by an electronic transition in for ...
  • Singh, Anshuman (Date of defense: 11-11-2017)
    Optical nanoantennas confine light on the nanoscale, enabling strong light-matter interactions with potential for ultra-compact optical devices. Apart from the direct applications in optical nanoscopy and sensing, nanoantennas ...
  • Gopalan, Kavitha Kalavoor (Date of defense: 22-10-2018)
    The mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectral region, with wavelengths between 3 and 15 µm, is known for a wide range of applications ranging from spectroscopic sensing to thermal imaging. However, despite the strong technological ...
  • Icaza Astiz, Yannik Alan de (Date of defense: 27-01-2015)
    To measure quantum features in a classical world constrains us to extend the classical technology to the limit, inventing and discovering new schemes to use the classical devices, while reducing and filtering the sources ...
  • Morell Bennasser, Nicolás (Date of defense: 17-12-2018)
    Suspended monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) aremembranes that combine ultralow mass and exceptional optical prop-erties, making them intriguing materials for opto-mechanical applica-tions. However, the low ...
  • Kuffer, Dominik (Date of defense: 13-06-2016)
    In the last decade, two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted attention both in the nascent field of flexible nanotechnology as well as in more conventional semiconductor technol-ogies. Within the rapidly expanding ...
  • Betancur Lopera, Rafael (Date of defense: 10-07-2013)
    Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology has emerged as a potential cost-effective solution to produce electrical energy. The foreseen low manufacturing costs combined with features as semi-transparency or mechanical flexibility ...
  • Rosales Guzmán, Carmelo G. (Date of defense: 22-05-2015)
    Structured light beams, this is, beams whose phase changes from point to point in the transverse plane, provides with an alternative tool to search for new applications, or simply to expand the capabilities of current ...
  • Svozilík, Jiŕí (Date of defense: 17-10-2014)
    Non-classical correlations, usually referred as entanglement, are ones of the most studied and discussed features of Quantum Mechanics, since the initial introduction of the concept in the decade of 1930s. Even nowadays, ...
  • Canals Casals, Josep (Date of defense: 18-10-2018)
    High-power, high-repetition-rate coherent picosecond sources with high beam quality are of great interest for many scientific and technological applications. For example, coherent sources at the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum ...
  • De Vega Esteban, Sandra (Date of defense: 17-02-2020)
    Ever since the advent of modern technology, major developments have come hand in hand with miniaturization and speed of operation. A proof of this is provided by the impressive success of Moore's law, which predicted that ...
  • García de Arquer, Francisco Pelayo (Date of defense: 18-02-2015)
    The detection of light is of central importance in both fundamental science and applied technology. Photodetectors, which aim at transducing optical stimulus into measurable electrical signals, are ubiquitous to modern ...
  • Walasik, Wictor (Date of defense: 13-10-2014)
    In this PhD thesis, we study properties of stationary transverse magnetic polarized waves in structures built of a Kerr-type nonlinear dielectric layer, metal and linear dielectric layers. Although these waves, called here ...
  • Valadés Cruz, César Augusto (Date of defense: 12-07-2014)
    While super-resolution microscopy has brought a significant improvement in nano-scale imaging of molecular assemblies in biological media, its extension to imaging molecular orientation using fluorescence anisotropy has ...
  • De Bonis, Sergio Lucio (Date of defense: 06-02-2020)
    Carbon nanotube (CNT) mechanical resonators are unique systems because they combine remarkable mechanical properties with rich charge transport characteristics. Thanks to their intrinsically low-dimensional nature, their ...
  • Block, Alexander (Date of defense: 06-09-2019)
    Heat transport in solids is one of the oldest problems in physics, dating back to the earliest formulations of thermodynamics. The classical laws of heat conduction are valid as long as the observed time and length scales ...
  • Bourdoncle, Boris (Date of defense: 13-02-2019)
    The twentieth century was marked by two scientific revolutions. On the one hand, quantum mechanics questioned our understanding of nature and physics. On the other hand, came the realisation that information could be treated ...
  • Laparra Cuervo, Lara (Date of defense: 28-03-2018)
    The arrival of super-resolution techniques has driven researchers to explore biological areas that were unreachable before. Such techniques not only allowed the improvement of spatial resolution in images but also the ...