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Schwinger Generating Functional Derivation of LHC Elastic Proton-Proton Scattering AmplitudesNov 12 2018Nov 30 2018A recent Schwinger Generating Functional based formulation, by H.M.Fried,Y.Gabellini,T.Grandou and Y-M.Sheu and P.H.Tsang provided gauge-invariant, exact, non-perturbative solutions for QCD. After choosing a renormalization scheme and assuming a simpler ... More

Effective locality and chiral symmetry breaking in QCDMay 14 2019May 22 2019A few years ago the use of standard functional manipulations was demonstrated to imply an unexpected property satisfied by the fermionic Green's functions of QCD, and called effective locality. This feature of QCD is non-perturbative as it results from ... More

Effective locality and chiral symmetry breaking in $QCD$May 14 2019A few years ago the use of standard functional manipulations was demonstrated to imply an unexpected property satisfied by the fermionic Green's functions of QCD, and called \textit{effective locality}. This feature of QCD is non-perturbative as it results ... More

Chiral Symmetry Breaking out of QCD Effective LocalityOct 11 2018The QCD non-perturbative property of Effective Locality whose essential meaning has been disclosed recently, is here questioned about the chiral symmetry breaking phenomenon, one of the two major issues of the non-perturbative phase of QCD. As a first ... More

Comparison of Gluon Bundle based QCD Curves with ISR Elastic pp Scattering DataNov 08 2016May 16 2017Using previously described functional techniques for exact, non-perturbative, gauge-invariant renormalized QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes - in which forms akin to Pomerons naturally appear - provides fits to ISR Elastic pp scattering ... More

Comparison of Non-Perturbative, Gauge-Invariant, Realistic QCD with ISR Elastic pp Scattering DataNov 08 2016Using previously-described, functional techniques for exact solutions to QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes provides high-quality fits to the ISR data. Qualitative generalizations to initial LHC data are suggested, and are presently ... More

Comparison of Gluon Bundle based QCD Curves with ISR Elastic pp Scattering DataNov 08 2016Nov 30 2016Using previously described, functional techniques for solutions to QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes provides fits to the ISR data.

A physical version of the QCD confinement scale(s)Feb 15 2015We suggest a physical definition of the confinement mass scale in QCD in the framework of non-perturbative, gauge invariant QCD, where all possible gluons exchanged between any pair of quark lines are included; and we insist that a stable, quark bound ... More

Quantum theory of optical temporal phase and instantaneous frequency. II. Continuous time limit and state-variable approach to phase-locked loop designFeb 18 2009May 21 2009We consider the continuous-time version of our recently proposed quantum theory of optical temporal phase and instantaneous frequency [Tsang, Shapiro, and Lloyd, Phys. Rev. A 78, 053820 (2008)]. Using a state-variable approach to estimation, we design ... More

Quantum theory of optical temporal phase and instantaneous frequencyApr 03 2008Nov 18 2008We propose a general quantum theory of optical phase and instantaneous frequency in the time domain for slowly varying optical signals. Guided by classical estimation theory, we design homodyne phase-locked loops that enable quantum-limited measurements ... More

Deep Neural Network Classifier for Variable Stars with Novelty Detection CapabilityMay 14 2019Common variable star classifiers are built only with the goal of producing the correct class labels, leaving much of the multi-task capability of deep neural networks unexplored. We present a periodic light curve classifier that combines a recurrent neural ... More

BSM Kaon Mixing at the Physical PointFeb 27 2017We present new preliminary results for bag parameters and ratios of the BSM kaon mixing operators measured at the physical point. The results are obtained from simulations of domain wall fermion QCD with 2+1 flavours with an Iwasaki gauge, and now include ... More

Optimized Random Deployment of Energy Harvesting Sensors for Field Reconstruction in Analog and Digital Forwarding SystemsMay 19 2015This work examines the large-scale deployment of energy harvesting sensors for the purpose of sensing and reconstruction of a spatially correlated Gaussian random field. The sensors are powered solely by energy harvested from the environment and are deployed ... More

Exact solutions for periodic and solitary matter waves in nonlinear latticesDec 11 2010We produce three vast classes of exact periodic and soliton solutions to the one-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation (GPE) with the pseudopotential in the form of a nonlinear lattice (NL), induced by a spatially periodic modulation of the local nonlinearity. ... More

Discrete diffusion Lyman-alpha radiative transferSep 28 2017Jun 09 2018Due to its accuracy and generality, Monte Carlo radiative transfer (MCRT) has emerged as the prevalent method for Ly$\alpha$ radiative transfer in arbitrary geometries. The standard MCRT encounters a significant efficiency barrier in the high optical ... More

Asymptotic Performance Evaluation of Battery Swapping and Charging Station for Electric VehiclesJul 22 2017Jul 26 2017A battery swapping and charging station (BSCS) is an energy refueling station, where i) electric vehicles (EVs) with depleted batteries (DBs) can swap their DBs for fully-charged ones, and ii) the swapped DBs are then charged until they are fully-charged. ... More

Empirical tests of the black hole no-hair conjecture using gravitational-wave observationsMay 12 2018Nov 22 2018We show that second-generation gravitational-wave detectors at their design sensitivity will allow us to directly probe the ringdown phase of binary black hole coalescences. This opens the possibility to test the so-called black hole no-hair conjecture ... More

An exploratory study of heavy domain wall fermions on the latticeFeb 12 2016We report on an exploratory study of domain wall fermions (DWF) as a lattice regularisation for heavy quarks. Within the framework of quenched QCD with the tree-level improved Symanzik gauge action we identify the DWF parameters which minimise discretisation ... More

Domain Wall Charm Physics with Physical Pion Masses: Decay constants, bag and $ξ$ parametersNov 30 2015We provide an overview of RBC/UKQCD's charm project on 2+1 flavour physical pion mass ensembles using M\"obius Domain Wall Fermions for the light as well as for the charm quark. We discuss the analysis strategy in detail and present results at the different ... More

Charm Physics with Domain Wall Fermions and Physical Pion MassesNov 21 2016We present RBC/UKQCD's charm project using $N_f=2+1$ flavour ensembles with inverse lattice spacings in the range $1.73-2.77\,\mathrm{GeV}$ and two physical pion mass ensembles. Domain wall fermions are used for the light as well as the charm quarks. ... More

The decay constants ${\mathbf{f_D}}$ and ${\mathbf{f_{D_{s}}}}$ in the continuum limit of ${\mathbf{N_f=2+1}}$ domain wall lattice QCDJan 10 2017We present results for the decay constants of the $D$ and $D_s$ mesons computed in lattice QCD with $N_f=2+1$ dynamical flavours. The simulations are based on RBC/UKQCD's domain wall ensembles with both physical and unphysical light-quark masses and lattice ... More

BSM Kaon Mixing at the Physical PointOct 25 2017Oct 31 2017We present a progress update on the calculation of beyond the standard model (BSM) kaon mixing matrix elements at the physical point. Simulations are performed using 2+1 flavour domain wall lattice QCD with the Iwasaki gauge action at 3 lattice spacings ... More

Beyond the Standard Model Kaon Mixing with Physical MassesDec 12 2018Dec 15 2018We present results from a calculation of beyond the standard model (BSM) kaon mixing including data physical with light quark masses. We simulate $N_f=2+1$ QCD with Iwasaki gauge and domain wall fermion action on 8 ensembles, spanning 3 lattice spacings ... More

A new approach to analytic, non-perturbative, gauge-invariant QCD renormalization is described, with applications to high energy elastic pp-scatteringNov 25 2015A new non-perturbative, gauge-invariant model QCD renormalization is applied to high energy elastic pp-scattering. The differential cross-section deduced from this model displays a diffraction dip that resembles those of experiments. Comparison with ISR ... More

An Exact, Finite, Gauge-Invariant, Non-Perturbative Model of QCD RenormalizationDec 05 2014Mar 03 2015A particular choice of renormalization, within the simplifications provided by the non-perturbative property of Effective Locality, leads to a completely finite, renormalized theory of QCD, in which all correlation functions can, in principle, be defined ... More

Comparison of QCD Curves with Elastic pp Scattering DatsApr 24 2019Using previously described functional techniques for some non--perturbative, gauge invariant, renormalized QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes --- in which forms akin to Pomerons naturally appear --- provides fits to ISR and LHC--TOTEM ... More

Comparison of QCD Curves with Elastic pp Scattering DataApr 24 2019Apr 30 2019Using previously described functional techniques for some non--perturbative, gauge invariant, renormalized QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes --- in which forms akin to Pomerons naturally appear --- provides fits to ISR and LHC--TOTEM ... More

Conservative error measures for classical and quantum metrologyMay 12 2016The classical and quantum Cram\'er-Rao bounds have become standard measures of parameter-estimation uncertainty for a variety of sensing and imaging applications in recent years, but their assumption of unbiased estimators potentially undermines their ... More

Hopf-Galois structures on a Galois $S_n$-extensionDec 16 2018In this paper, we shall determine the exact number of Hopf-Galois structures on a Galois $S_n$-extension, where $S_n$ denotes the symmetric group on $n$ letters.

On the multiple holomorph of a finite almost simple groupApr 22 2019Let $G$ be a group and write $\mbox{Perm}(G)$ for its symmetric group. The holomorph $\mbox{Hol}(G)$ of $G$ is defined to be the normalizer of the subgroup of left translations in $\mbox{Perm}(G)$. Its normalizer $\mbox{NHol}(G)$ in $\mbox{Perm}(G)$ in ... More

On the multiple holomorph of a finite almost simple groupApr 22 2019May 29 2019Let $G$ be a group. Let $\mathrm{Perm}(G)$ denote its symmetric group and write $\mathrm{Hol}(G)$ for the normalizer of the subgroup of left translations in $\mathrm{Perm}(G)$. The multiple holomorph $\mathrm{NHol}(G)$ of $G$ is in turn defined to be ... More

Non-existence of Hopf-Galois structures and bijective crossed homomorphismsMay 28 2018Sep 15 2018By work of C. Greither and B. Pareigis as well as N. P. Byott, the enumeration of Hopf-Galois structures on a Galois extension of fields with Galois group $G$ may be reduced to that of regular subgroups of $\mbox{Hol}(N)$ isomorphic to $G$ as $N$ ranges ... More

On the self-duality of rings of integers in tame and abelian extensionsMar 09 2017Dec 06 2018Let $L/K$ be a tame and Galois extension of number fields with group $G$. It is well-known that any ambiguous ideal in $L$ is locally free over $\mathcal{O}_KG$ (of rank one), and so it defines a class in the locally free class group of $\mathcal{O}_KG$, ... More

Quantum limits to optical point-source localizationNov 11 2014Jul 27 2015Motivated by the importance of optical microscopes to science and engineering, scientists have pondered for centuries how to improve their resolution and the existence of fundamental resolution limits. In recent years, a new class of microscopes that ... More

Mismatched Quantum Filtering and Entropic InformationOct 01 2013Jan 27 2014Quantum filtering is a signal processing technique that estimates the posterior state of a quantum system under continuous measurements and has become a standard tool in quantum information processing, with applications in quantum state preparation, quantum ... More

Beating the spatial standard quantum limits via adiabatic soliton expansionApr 18 2006May 09 2006Spatial quantum enhancement effects are studied under a unified framework. It is shown that the multiphoton absorption rate of photons with a quantum-enhanced lithographic resolution is reduced, not enhanced, contrary to popular belief. The use of adiabatic ... More

Linear Corotation Torques in Non-Barotropic DisksOct 31 2013Jan 13 2014I derive a fully analytic expression for the linear corotation torque to first order in eccentricity for planets in non-barotropic protoplanetary disks, taking into account the effect of disk entropy gradients. This torque formula is applicable to both ... More

Protoplanetary Disk Resonances and Type I MigrationJul 20 2011Oct 03 2011Waves reflected by the inner edge of a protoplanetary disk are shown to significantly modify Type I migration, even allowing the trapping of planets near the inner disk edge for small planets in a range of disk parameters. This may inform the distribution ... More

Subdiffraction incoherent optical imaging via spatial-mode demultiplexingAug 09 2016I propose a spatial-mode demultiplexing (SPADE) scheme for the far-field imaging of arbitrary incoherent optical sources. For an object too small to be resolved by direct imaging under the diffraction limit, I show that SPADE can estimate the moments ... More

Video Contents Prior Storing Server for Optical Access NetworkApr 08 2015One of the most important multimedia applications is Internet protocol TV (IPTV) for next-generation networks. IPTV provides triple-play services that require high-speed access networks with the functions of multicasting and quality of service (QoS) guarantees. ... More

Quantum limits on the time-bandwidth product of an optical resonatorSep 28 2017Dec 22 2017A thought-provoking proposal by Tsakmakidis et al. [Science 356, 1260 (2017)] suggests that nonreciprocal optics can break a time-bandwidth limit to passive resonators. Here I quantize their resonator model and show that quantum mechanics does impose ... More

Quantum Imaging beyond the Diffraction Limit by Optical Centroid MeasurementsJan 30 2009Jun 22 2009I propose a quantum imaging method that can beat the Rayleigh-Abbe diffraction limit and achieve de Broglie resolution without requiring a multiphoton absorber as the detector. Using the same non-classical states of light as those for quantum lithography, ... More

Multiparameter Heisenberg limitMar 17 2014Feb 01 2016Using a quantum version of the Bell-Ziv-Zakai bound, I derive a Heisenberg limit to multiparameter estimation for any Gaussian prior probability density. The mean-square error lower bound is shown to have a universal quadratic scaling with respect to ... More

Optimal waveform estimation for classical and quantum systems via time-symmetric smoothing. II. Applications to atomic magnetometry and Hardy's paradoxSep 13 2009The quantum smoothing theory [Tsang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 250403 (2009); Phys. Rev. A, in press (e-print arXiv:0906.4133)] is extended to account for discrete jumps in the classical random process to be estimated, discrete variables in the quantum system, ... More

Optimal waveform estimation for classical and quantum systems via time-symmetric smoothingJun 22 2009Aug 11 2009Classical and quantum theories of time-symmetric smoothing, which can be used to optimally estimate waveforms in classical and quantum systems, are derived using a discrete-time approach, and the similarities between the two theories are emphasized. Application ... More

Decoherence of Quantum-Enhanced Timing AccuracyApr 05 2007Quantum enhancement of optical pulse timing accuracy is investigated in the Heisenberg picture. Effects of optical loss, group-velocity dispersion, and Kerr nonlinearity on the position and momentum of an optical pulse are studied via Heisenberg equations ... More

Quantum Semiparametric EstimationJun 24 2019Jul 08 2019In the study of quantum limits to parameter estimation, the high dimensionality of the density operator and that of the unknown parameters have long been two of the most difficult challenges. Here I propose a theory of quantum semiparametric estimation ... More

Semiparametric estimation for incoherent optical imagingJun 11 2019Jun 17 2019The theory of semiparametric estimation offers an elegant way of computing the Cram\'er-Rao bound for a parameter of interest in the midst of infinitely many nuisance parameters. Here I apply the theory to the problem of moment estimation for incoherent ... More

Shattering Flares During Close Encounters of Neutron StarsJul 12 2013We demonstrate that resonant shattering flares can occur during close passages of neutron stars in eccentric or hyperbolic encounters. We provide updated estimates for the rate of close encounters of compact objects in dense stellar environments, which ... More

On the Galois module structure of the square root of the inverse different in abelian extensionsJul 16 2014Jun 09 2015Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ and $G$ a finite group of odd order. If $K_h$ is a weakly ramified $G$-Galois $K$-algebra, then its square root $A_h$ of the inverse different is a locally free $\mathcal{O}_{K}G$-module ... More

Hopf-Galois structures on a Galois $S_n$-extensionDec 16 2018May 20 2019In this paper, we shall determine the exact number of Hopf-Galois structures on a Galois $S_n$-extension, where $S_n$ denotes the symmetric group on $n$ letters.

Galois module structure of the square root of the inverse different over maximal ordersJul 25 2016Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ and let $G$ be a \mbox{finite group of} odd order. Given a $G$-Galois $K$-algebra $K_h$, let $A_h$ be the square root of the inverse different of $K_h/K$, which exists by Hilbert's formula. ... More

Quantum Semiparametric EstimationJun 24 2019Jun 27 2019In the study of quantum limits to parameter estimation, the high dimensionality of the density operator and that of the unknown parameters have long been two of the most difficult challenges. Here I propose a theory of quantum semiparametric estimation ... More

Resolving starlight: a quantum perspectiveJun 05 2019The wave-particle duality of light introduces two fundamental problems to imaging, namely, the diffraction limit and the photon shot noise. Quantum information theory can tackle them both in one holistic formalism: model the light as a quantum object, ... More

Conservative classical and quantum resolution limits for incoherent imagingMay 12 2016Mar 26 2017I propose classical and quantum limits to the statistical resolution of two incoherent optical point sources from the perspective of minimax parameter estimation. Unlike earlier results based on the Cram\'er-Rao bound, the limits proposed here, based ... More

A Bayesian quasi-probability approach to inferring the past of quantum observablesMar 13 2014Apr 01 2014I describe a method of inferring the past of quantum observables given the initial state and the subsequent measurement results using Wigner quasi-probability representations. The method is proved to be compatible with logic for large subclasses of quantum ... More

Testing quantum mechanics: a statistical approachJun 12 2013Jan 27 2014As experiments continue to push the quantum-classical boundary using increasingly complex dynamical systems, the interpretation of experimental data becomes more and more challenging: when the observations are noisy, indirect, and limited, how can we ... More

Continuous Quantum Hypothesis TestingOct 23 2011Apr 27 2012I propose a general quantum hypothesis testing theory that enables one to test hypotheses about any aspect of a physical system, including its dynamics, based on a series of observations. For example, the hypotheses can be about the presence of a weak ... More

Time-Symmetric Quantum Theory of SmoothingApr 13 2009Jul 14 2009Smoothing is an estimation technique that takes into account both past and future observations, and can be more accurate than filtering alone. In this Letter, a quantum theory of smoothing is constructed using a time-symmetric formalism, thereby generalizing ... More

Fundamental Quantum Limit to Multiphoton Absorption Rate for Monochromatic LightFeb 04 2008Jul 22 2008The local multiphoton absorption rate for an arbitrary quantum state of monochromatic light, taking into account the photon number, momentum, and polarization degrees of freedom, is shown to have an upper bound that can be reached by coherent fields. ... More

Quantum temporal correlations and entanglement via adiabatic control of vector solitonsMar 10 2006May 29 2007It is shown that optical pulses with a mean position accuracy beyond the standard quantum limit can be produced by adiabatically expanding an optical vector soliton followed by classical dispersion management. The proposed scheme is also capable of entangling ... More

Cavity quantum electro-optics. II. Input-output relations between traveling optical and microwave fieldsMay 11 2011Aug 12 2011In the previous paper [M. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 81, 063837 (2010), e-print arXiv:1003.0116], I proposed a quantum model of a cavity electro-optic modulator, which can coherently couple an optical cavity mode to a microwave resonator mode and enable novel ... More

Cavity quantum electro-opticsFeb 27 2010Jun 30 2010The quantum dynamics of the coupling between a cavity optical field and a resonator microwave field via the electro-optic effect is studied. This coupling has the same form as the opto-mechanical coupling via radiation pressure, so all previously considered ... More

N derivatives are necessary for order N+1 convergence in quadrature: a converse resultJan 28 2014Results on the error bounds of quadrature methods are well known - most state that if the method has degree N, and the integrand has N derivatives, then the error is order N+1. We prove here a converse: that if the integrand fails to have N derivatives, ... More

Comparison of QCD Curves with Elastic pp Scattering DataApr 24 2019Apr 29 2019Using previously described functional techniques for some non--perturbative, gauge invariant, renormalized QCD processes, a simplified version of the amplitudes --- in which forms akin to Pomerons naturally appear --- provides fits to ISR and LHC--TOTEM ... More

Subdiffraction incoherent optical imaging via spatial-mode demultiplexingAug 09 2016Nov 15 2016I propose a spatial-mode demultiplexing (SPADE) measurement scheme for the far-field imaging of arbitrary incoherent optical sources. For any object too small to be resolved by direct imaging under the diffraction limit, I show that SPADE can estimate ... More

The parametrized probabilistic finite-state transducer probe game player fingerprint modelJan 29 2014Fingerprinting operators generate functional signatures of game players and are useful for their automated analysis independent of representation or encoding. The theory for a fingerprinting operator which returns the length-weighted probability of a ... More

Semiparametric estimation for incoherent optical imagingJun 11 2019The theory of semiparametric estimation offers an elegant way to compute the Cram\'er-Rao bound for a parameter of interest in the midst of infinitely many nuisance parameters. Here I apply the theory to the problem of moment estimation for incoherent ... More

Realizable classes and embedding problemsFeb 07 2016Jul 25 2016Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ and let $G$ be a finite group. Given a $G$-Galois $K$-algebra $K_h$, let $\mathcal{O}_h$ denote its ring of integers. If $K_h/K$ is tame, then a classical theorem of E. Noether implies that ... More

Quantum limit to subdiffraction incoherent optical imagingJun 07 2018Jan 03 2019The application of quantum estimation theory to the problem of imaging two incoherent point sources has recently led to new insights and better measurements for incoherent imaging and spectroscopy. To establish a more general limit beyond the case of ... More

Subdiffraction incoherent optical imaging via spatial-mode demultiplexingAug 09 2016Feb 28 2017I propose a spatial-mode demultiplexing (SPADE) measurement scheme for the far-field imaging of spatially incoherent optical sources. For any object too small to be resolved by direct imaging under the diffraction limit, I show that SPADE can estimate ... More

Quantum metrology with open dynamical systemsJan 24 2013Jun 12 2013This paper studies quantum limits to dynamical sensors in the presence of decoherence. A modified purification approach is used to obtain tighter quantum detection and estimation error bounds for optical phase sensing and optomechanical force sensing. ... More

Spectral phase conjugation via extended phase matchingJun 15 2005Nov 21 2005It is shown that the copropagating three-wave-mixing parametric process, with appropriate type-II extended phase matching and pumped with a short second-harmonic pulse, can perform spectral phase conjugation and parametric amplification, which shows a ... More

Ziv-Zakai Error Bounds for Quantum Parameter EstimationNov 15 2011May 10 2012I propose quantum versions of the Ziv-Zakai bounds as alternatives to the widely used quantum Cram\'er-Rao bounds for quantum parameter estimation. From a simple form of the proposed bounds, I derive both a "Heisenberg" error limit that scales with the ... More

Quantum Nonlocality in Weak-Thermal-Light InterferometryAug 08 2011Nov 17 2011In astronomy, interferometry of light collected by separate telescopes is often performed by physically bringing the optical paths together in the form of Young's double-slit experiment. Optical loss severely limits the efficiency of this so-called direct ... More

Quantum Semiparametric EstimationJun 24 2019In the study of quantum limits to parameter estimation, the high dimensionality of the density operator and that of the unknown parameters have long been two of the most difficult challenges. Here I propose a theory of quantum semiparametric estimation ... More

On the multiple holomorph of groups of squarefree or odd prime power orderJun 20 2019Let $G$ be a group and write $\mbox{Perm}(G)$ for its symmetric group. Define $\mbox{Hol}(G)$ to be the holomorph of $G$, regarded as a subgroup of $\mbox{Perm}(G)$, and let $\mbox{NHol}(G)$ denote its normalizer. The quotient $T(G) = \mbox{NHol}(G)/\mbox{Hol}(G)$ ... More

On the realizable classes of the square root of the inverse different in the unitary class groupSep 21 2015Dec 08 2015Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ and let $G$ be a finite abelian group of odd order. Given a $G$-Galois $K$-algebra $K_h$, let $A_h$ denote its square root of the inverse different, which exists by Hilbert's formula. If ... More

Hopf-Galois structures of isomorphic type on a non-abelian characteristically simple extensionNov 28 2018Mar 15 2019Let $L/K$ be a finite Galois extension whose Galois group $G$ is non-abelian and characteristically simple. Using tools from graph theory, we shall give a closed formula for the number of Hopf-Galois structures on $L/K$ with associated group isomorphic ... More

Subdiffraction incoherent optical imaging via spatial-mode demultiplexing: semiclassical treatmentMar 26 2017Feb 21 2018I present a semiclassical analysis of a spatial-mode demultiplexing (SPADE) measurement scheme for far-field incoherent optical imaging under the effects of diffraction and photon shot noise. Building on previous results that assume two point sources ... More

Volterra filters for quantum estimation and detectionSep 07 2015Dec 14 2015The implementation of optimal statistical inference protocols for high-dimensional quantum systems is often computationally expensive. To avoid the difficulties associated with optimal techniques, here I propose an alternative approach to quantum estimation ... More

Quantum transition-edge detectorsMay 08 2013Aug 14 2013Small perturbations to systems near critical points of quantum phase transitions can induce drastic changes in the system properties. Here I show that this sensitivity can be exploited for weak-signal detection applications. This is done by relating a ... More

Ultimate Energy Densities for Electromagnetic PulsesMar 06 2008The ultimate electric and magnetic energy densities that can be attained by bandlimited electromagnetic pulses in free space are calculated using an ab initio quantized treatment, and the quantum states of electromagnetic fields that achieve the ultimate ... More

On the Relationship between Resolution Enhancement and Multiphoton Absorption Rate in Quantum LithographyJul 17 2006Feb 28 2007The proposal of quantum lithography [Boto et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2733 (2000)] is studied via a rigorous formalism. It is shown that, contrary to Boto et al.'s heuristic claim, the multiphoton absorption rate of a ``NOON'' quantum state is actually ... More

Energy-Efficient Delay-Constrained Transmission and Sensing for Cognitive Radio SystemsMay 02 2012May 08 2012In this work we study energy-efficient transmission for Cognitive Radio (CR) which opportunistically operates on Primary User's (PU's) channel through spectrum sensing. Spectrum sensing and compulsory idling (for incumbent protection) introduce energy-overheads ... More

Treatment of material radioassay measurements in projecting sensitivity for low-background experimentsAug 15 2018Aug 28 2018By analyzing sensitivity projections as a statisical estimation problem, we evaluated different ways of treating radioassay measurement results (values and upper limits) when projecting sensitivity for low-background experiments. We developed a figure ... More

Optimal Hierarchical Radio Resource Management for HetNets with Flexible BackhaulApr 15 2015Apr 20 2018Providing backhaul connectivity for macro and pico base stations (BSs) constitutes a significant share of infrastructure costs in future heterogeneous networks (HetNets). To address this issue, the emerging idea of flexible backhaul is proposed. Under ... More

Isotopic Scaling in Nuclear ReactionsMar 26 2001A three parameter scaling relationship between isotopic distributions for elements with Z$\leq 8$ has been observed that allows a simple description of the dependence of such distributions on the overall isospin of the system. This scaling law (termed ... More

Charge carrier induced barrier height reduction at organic heterojunctionsAug 07 2008In order to provide an accurate theoretical description of current density voltage (J-V) characteristics of an organic heterojunction device over a wide range of electric fields at various temperatures, it is proposed that an accumulation of charge carriers ... More

Charm physics with Moebius Domain Wall FermionsJan 04 2015We present results showing that Domain Wall fermions are a suitable discretisation for the simulation of heavy quarks. This is done by a continuum scaling study of charm quarks in a M\"obius Domain Wall formalism using a quenched set-up. We find that ... More

Charm physics with physical light and strange quarks using domain wall fermionsFeb 03 2015We present a study of charm physics using RBC/UKQCD 2+1 flavour physical point domain wall fermion ensembles for the light quarks as well as for the valence charm quark. After a brief motivation of domain wall fermions as a suitable heavy quark discretisation ... More

SU(3)-breaking ratios for $D_{(s)}$ and $B_{(s)}$ mesonsDec 20 2018We present results for the $SU(3)$ breaking ratios of decay constants $f_{D_s}/f_D$ and $f_{B_s}/f_B$ and - for the first time with physical pion masses - the ratio of bag parameters $B_{B_s}/B_{B_d}$, as well as the ratio $\xi$, forming the ratio of ... More

Improved mirror position estimation using resonant quantum smoothingMay 13 2015Quantum parameter estimation, the ability to precisely obtain a classical value in a quantum system, is very important to many key quantum technologies. Many of these technologies rely on an optical probe, either coherent or squeezed states to make a ... More

Simultaneous Multi-frequency Topological Edge Modes between One-dimensional Photonic CrystalsFeb 11 2016Mar 09 2016We show theoretically that, in the limit of weak dispersion, one-dimensional (1D) binary centrosymmetric photonic crystals can support topological edge modes in all photonic band gaps. By analyzing their bulk band topology, these "harmonic" topological ... More

Neutron-proton asymmetry dependence of spectroscopic factors in Ar isotopesNov 25 2009Feb 24 2010Spectroscopic factors have been extracted for proton rich 34Ar and neutron rich 46Ar using the (p,d) neutron transfer reaction. The experimental results show little reduction of the ground state neutron spectroscopic factor of the proton rich nucleus ... More

Tevatron Collider Operations and PlansJun 03 2004Run II of the Tevatron Collider is reviewed, emphasizing operations through March 15, 2004. The Run II Luminosity Upgrade plans and luminosity projections through 2009 are discussed.

The role of cold and hot gas flows in feeding early-type galaxy formationOct 16 2014We study the evolution of the gaseous components in massive simulated galaxies and show that their early formation is fuelled by cold, low entropy gas streams. At lower redshifts of z<3 the simulated galaxies are massive enough to support stable virial ... More

Dark matter in the solar system I: The distribution function of WIMPs at the Earth from solar captureFeb 09 2009The next generation of dark matter (DM) direct detection experiments and neutrino telescopes will probe large swaths of dark matter parameter space. In order to interpret the signals in these experiments, it is necessary to have good models of both the ... More

Dark matter in the solar system II: WIMP annihilation rates in the SunFeb 09 2009We calculate the annihilation rate of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) in the Sun as a function of their mass and elastic scattering cross section. One byproduct of the annihilation, muon neutrinos, may be observed by the next generation of ... More

WIMP astronomy and particle physics with liquid-noble and cryogenic direct-detection experimentsMar 26 2011Jan 18 2012Once weakly-interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are unambiguously detected in direct-detection experiments, the challenge will be to determine what one may infer from the data. Here, I examine the prospects for reconstructing the local speed distribution ... More