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Quadratic Zeeman effect and spin-lattice relaxation of Tm$^{3+}$:YAG at high magnetic fieldsAug 22 2016Anisotropy of the quadratic Zeeman effect for the $^3{\rm H}_6 \rightarrow \, ^3{\rm H}_4$ transition at 793 nm wavelength in $^{169}$Tm$^{3+}$-doped Y$_3$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ is studied, revealing shifts ranging from near zero up to + 4.69 GHz/T$^2$ for ions ... More

Electron Spin Coherences in Rare-Earth Optically Excited States for Microwave to Optical Quantum TransducersFeb 09 2018Efficient and reversible optical to microwave coherent transducers are required to enable entanglement transfer between superconducting qubits and light for quantum networks. Rare-earth-doped crystals that possess narrow optical and spin transitions are ... More

Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ materials for spectrally multiplexed quantum memoriesAug 08 2014Oct 22 2014We investigate the relevant spectroscopic properties of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$$\leftrightarrow$$^3$H$_4$ transition in 1% Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ at temperatures as low as 1.2 K for optical quantum memories based on persistent spectral tailoring of ... More

Optical decoherence studies of Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$Oct 22 2014Decoherence of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$ to $^3$H$_4$ transition in 1%Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ (Tm:YGG) is studied at temperatures as low as 1.2 K. The temperature, magnetic field, frequency, and time-scale (spectral diffusion) dependence of the optical ... More

Modification of phonon processes in nanostructured rare-earth-ion-doped crystalsApr 09 2015Jun 27 2016Nano-structuring impurity-doped crystals affects the phonon density of states and thereby modifies the atomic dynamics induced by interaction with phonons. We propose the use of nano-structured materials in the form of powders or phononic bandgap crystals ... More

Optical decoherence and spectral diffusion in an erbium-doped silica glass fiber featuring long-lived spin sublevelsSep 23 2016Nov 21 2016Understanding decoherence in cryogenically-cooled rare-earth-ion doped glass fibers is of fundamental interest and a prerequisite for applications of these material in quantum information applications. Here we study the coherence properties in a weakly ... More

A rare-earth-ion-doped waveguide based on a standard photonics technology for quantum signal processingMay 09 2016We measure properties of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$ to $^3$H$_4$ transition of a rare-earth-ion-doped waveguide, Tm$^{3+}$:Ti$^{4+}$:LiNbO$_{3}$, at temperatures as low as 800 mK. Coherence and hyperfine population lifetimes up to 117 $\mu$s and 2.5 hours, ... More

Optical decoherence and spectral diffusion in an erbium-doped silica glass fiber featuring long-lived spin sublevelsSep 23 2016Understanding decoherence in cryogenically-cooled rare-earth-ion doped glass fibers is of fundamental interest and a prerequisite for applications of these material in quantum information applications. Here we study the coherence properties in a weakly ... More

Effects of fabrication methods on spin relaxation and crystallite quality in Tm-doped Y$_2$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ powders studied using spectral hole burningSep 25 2015Apr 27 2016High-quality rare-earth-ion (REI) doped materials are a prerequisite for many applications such as quantum memories, ultra-high-resolution optical spectrum analyzers and information processing. Compared to bulk materials, REI doped powders offer low-cost ... More

Efficient and long-lived Zeeman-sublevel atomic population storage in an erbium-doped glass fiberJul 10 2015Jan 08 2016Long-lived population storage in optically pumped levels of rare-earth ions doped into solids, referred to as persistent spectral hole burning, is of significant fundamental and technological interest. However, the demonstration of deep and persistent ... More

Maximal and reduced Roe algebras of coarsely embeddable spacesOct 07 2011Gong, Wang and Yu introduced a maximal, or universal, version of the Roe C*-algebra associated to a metric space. We study the relationship between this maximal Roe algebra and the usual version, in both the uniform and non-uniform cases. The main result ... More

Ghostbusting and property AMar 26 2013Apr 04 2013We show that a bounded geometry metric space X has property A if and only if all ghost operators on X are compact.

Dynamic asymptotic dimension and controlled operator K-theorySep 07 2016In earlier work the authors introduced dynamic asymptotic dimension, a notion of dimension for topological dynamical systems that is finite for many interesting examples. In this paper, we use finiteness of dynamic asymptotic dimension of an action to ... More

Dynamic Asymptotic Dimension: relation to dynamics, topology, coarse geometry, and $C^*$-algebrasOct 27 2015We introduce dynamic asymptotic dimension, a notion of dimension for actions of discrete groups on locally compact spaces, and more generally for locally compact \'etale groupoids. We study our notion for minimal actions of the integer group, its relation ... More

Exotic Crossed ProductsOct 09 2015An exotic crossed product is a way of associating a C*-algebra to each C*-dynamical system that generalizes the well-known universal and reduced crossed products. Exotic crossed products provide natural generalizations of, and tools to study, exotic group ... More

The spherically symmetric collapse of a massless scalar fieldJun 22 1995We report on a numerical study of the spherically symmetric collapse of a self-gravitating massless scalar field. Earlier results of Choptuik(1992, 1994) are confirmed. The field either disperses to infinity or collapses to a black hole, depending on ... More

Roe C*-algebra for groupoids and generalized Lichnerowicz Vanishing theorem for foliated manifoldsMay 25 2016We introduce the concept of Roe C*-algebra for a locally compact groupoid whose unit space is in general not compact, and that is equipped with an appropriate coarse structure and Haar system. Using Connes' tangent groupoid method, we introduce an analytic ... More

Photon-Echo Quantum MemoryOct 01 2008The future of long-distance quantum communication relies on the availability of quantum memory, i.e. devices that allow temporal storage of quantum information. We review research related to quantum state storage based on a photon-echo approach in rare ... More

Some notes on property ADec 17 2006May 09 2008We provide an expository account of Guoliang Yu's property A. The piece starts from the basic definitions, and goes on to discuss closure properties of the class of property A spaces (and groups) and the relationship of property A to coarse embeddability ... More

Random graphs, weak coarse embeddings, and higher index theoryApr 25 2014This paper studies higher index theory for a random sequence of bounded degree, finite graphs with diameter tending to infinity. We show that in a natural model for such random sequences the following hold almost surely: the coarse Baum-Connes assembly ... More

Band-Dominated Fredholm Operators and a Question of Rabinovich, Roch and SilbermannJun 28 2008Jul 05 2008Withdrawn due to a likely error with the homeomorphism at line (4). Old abstract: In the monograph 'Limit Operators and their Applications in Operator Theory', the authors define the operator spectrum of a band-dominated operator T and prove that T is ... More

A non-amenable groupoid whose maximal and reduced $C^*$-algebras are the sameApr 21 2015May 22 2015We construct a locally compact groupoid with the properties in the title. Our example is based closely on constructions used by Higson, Lafforgue, and Skandalis in their work on counterexamples to the Baum-Connes conjecture. It is a bundle of countable ... More

On Rigidity of Roe algebrasOct 07 2011Sep 23 2013Roe algebras are C*-algebras built using large-scale (or 'coarse') aspects of a metric space (X,d). In the special case that X=G is a finitely generated group and d is a word metric, the simplest Roe algebra associated to (G,d) is isomorphic to the reduced ... More

Geometric Property (T)Nov 25 2013Apr 25 2014This paper discusses `geometric property (T)'. This is a property of metric spaces introduced in earlier work of the authors for its applications to K-theory. Geometric property (T) is a strong form of `expansion property': in particular for a sequence ... More

A metric approach to limit operatorsAug 04 2014Jan 13 2015We extend the limit operator machinery of Rabinovich, Roch, and Silbermann from $\mathbb{Z}^N$ to (bounded geometry, strongly) discrete metric spaces. We do not assume the presence of any group structure or action on our metric spaces. Using this machinery ... More

Higher index theory for certain expanders and Gromov monster groups IIDec 19 2010In this paper, the second of a series of two, we continue the study of higher index theory for expanders. We prove that if a sequence of graphs has girth tending to infinity, then the maximal coarse Baum-Connes assembly map is an isomorphism for the associated ... More

Higher index theory for certain expanders and Gromov monster groups IDec 19 2010In this paper, the first of a series of two, we continue the study of higher index theory for expanders. We prove that if a sequence of graphs is an expander and the girth of the graphs tends to infinity, then the coarse Baum-Connes assembly map is injective, ... More

Shear viscosity and imperfect fluidity in bosonic and fermionic superfluidsJul 28 2014Dec 07 2014In this paper we address the ratio of the shear viscosity to entropy density $\eta/s$ in bosonic and fermionic superfluids. A small $\eta/s$ is associated with nearly perfect fluidity, and more general measures of the fluidity perfection/imperfection ... More

Expanders, exact crossed products, and the Baum-Connes conjectureNov 11 2013Apr 21 2015We reformulate the Baum-Connes conjecture with coefficients by introducing a new crossed product functor for C*-algebras. All confirming examples for the original Baum-Connes conjecture remain confirming examples for the reformulated conjecture, and at ... More

Localization C*-algebras and K-theoretic dualitySep 21 2016Based on the localization algebras of Yu, and their subsequent analysis by Qiao and Roe, we give a new picture of KK-theory in terms of time-parametrized families of (locally) compact operators that asymptotically commute with appropriate representations. ... More

Exotic crossed products and the Baum-Connes conjectureSep 15 2014Jul 04 2015We study general properties of exotic crossed-product functors and characterise those which extend to functors on equivariant C*-algebra categories based on correspondences. We show that every such functor allows the construction of a descent in KK-theory ... More

Isentropic Curves at Magnetic Phase TransitionsSep 04 2010Experiments on cold atom systems in which a lattice potential is ramped up on a confined cloud have raised intriguing questions about how the temperature varies along isentropic curves, and how these curves intersect features in the phase diagram. In ... More

A finite dimensional approach to the strong Novikov conjectureMar 28 2012Mar 21 2013The aim of this paper is to introduce an approach to the (strong) Novikov conjecture based on continuous families of finite dimensional representations: this is partly inspired by ideas of Lusztig using the Atiyah-Singer families index theorem, and partly ... More

Continuous Self-Similarity and $S$-DualityNov 06 1995Nov 07 1995We study the spherically symmetric collapse of the axion/dilaton system coupled to gravity. We show numerically that the critical solution at the threshold of black hole formation is continuously self-similar. Numerical and analytical arguments both demonstrate ... More

Exact correlation functions in the cuprate pseudogap phase: combined effects of charge order and pairingNov 10 2014There is a multiplicity of charge ordered, pairing-based or pair density wave theories of the cuprate pseudogap, albeit arising from different microscopic mechanisms. For mean field schemes (of which there are many) we demonstrate here that they have ... More

Correcting inconsistencies in the conventional superfluid path integral schemeFeb 10 2016In this paper we show how to redress a shortcoming of the path integral scheme for fermionic superfluids and superconductors. This approach is built around a simultaneous calculation of electrodynamics and thermodynamics. An important sum rule, the compressibility ... More

Two-dimensional spin-imbalanced Fermi gases at non-zero temperature: Phase separation of a non-condensateMay 05 2016We study a trapped two-dimensional spin-imbalanced Fermi gas over a range of temperatures. In the moderate temperature regime, associated with current experiments, we find reasonable semi-quantitative agreement with the measured density profiles as functions ... More

Topological effects on transition temperatures and response functions in three-dimensional Fermi superfluidsJul 09 2015We investigate the effects of topological order on the transition temperature, $T_c$, and response functions in fermionic superfluids with Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a transverse Zeeman field in three dimensions. Our calculations, relevant to the ... More

Signatures of pairing and spin-orbit coupling in correlation functions of Fermi gasesMar 18 2015We derive expressions for spin and density correlation functions in the (greatly enhanced) pseudogap phase of spin-orbit coupled Fermi superfluids. Density-density correlation functions are found to be relatively insensitive to the presence of these Rashba ... More

Optimized Confinement of Fermions in Two DimensionsFeb 04 2012One of the challenging features of studying model Hamiltonians with cold atoms in optical lattices is the presence of spatial inhomogeneities induced by the confining potential, which results in the coexistence of different phases. This paper presents ... More

Gauge invariant theories of linear response for strongly correlated superconductorsFeb 05 2016Apr 19 2016We present a general diagrammatic theory for determining consistent electromagnetic response functions in strongly correlated fermionic superfluids. The general treatment of correlations beyond BCS theory requires a new theoretical formalism not contained ... More

Quasi-condensation in two-dimensional Fermi gasesSep 02 2015In this paper we follow the analysis and protocols of recent experiments, combined with simple theory, to arrive at a physical understanding of quasi-condensation in two dimensional Fermi gases. We find that quasi-condensation mirrors Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless ... More

Extremely fast focal-plane wavefront sensing for extreme adaptive opticsJul 13 2012We present a promising approach to the extremely fast sensing and correction of small wavefront errors in adaptive optics systems. As our algorithm's computational complexity is roughly proportional to the number of actuators, it is particularly suitable ... More

Uniform Local AmenabilityMar 28 2012The main results of this paper show that various coarse (`large scale') geometric properties are closely related. In particular, we show that property A implies the operator norm localisation property, and thus that norms of operators associated to a ... More

Statistical Mechanics of Developable RibbonsFeb 24 2010Jun 11 2010We investigate the statistical mechanics of long developable ribbons of finite width and very small thickness. The constraint of isometric deformations in these ribbon-like structures that follows from the geometric separation of scales introduces a coupling ... More

A bracket polynomial for graphsAug 25 2008Jan 14 2009A knot diagram has an associated looped interlacement graph, obtained from the intersection graph of the Gauss diagram by attaching loops to the vertices that correspond to negative crossings. This construction suggests an extension of the Kauffman bracket ... More

Chapman-Enskog method and synchronization of globally coupled oscillatorsJun 12 2000Jul 10 2000The Chapman-Enskog method of kinetic theory is applied to two problems of synchronization of globally coupled phase oscillators. First, a modified Kuramoto model is obtained in the limit of small inertia from a more general model which includes ``inertial'' ... More

A Dynamical Cross-over Regime in the Transmission and Reflection Spectra of Evanescent Waves with 2D Arrays of Josephson JunctionsFeb 18 2013A dynamical cross-over regime is revealed when exposing a classical two-dimensional ordered Josephson junction (JJ) array to evanescent waves and tuning the incident microwave power. At the lowest possible temperature for these experiments, 1.1 K, and ... More

On compositions of d.c. functions and mappingsJun 05 2007A d.c. (delta-convex) function on a normed linear space is a function representable as a difference of two continuous convex functions. We show that an infinite dimensional analogue of Hartman's theorem on stability of d.c. functions under compositions ... More

Bounds on the Quenched Pressure and Main Eigenvalue of the Ruelle Operator for Brownian Type PotentialsMar 02 2016Jun 23 2016In this paper we consider a random potential derived from the Brownian motion. We obtain upper and lower bounds for the expected value of the main eigenvalue of the associated Ruelle operator and for its quenched topological pressure. We also exhibit ... More

Constraints on star formation theories from the Serpens molecular cloud and protoclusterJul 10 2002We have mapped the large-scale structure of the Serpens cloud core using moderately optically thick (13CO(1--0) and CS(2--1)) and optically thin tracers (C18O(1--0), C34S(2--1), and N2H+(1--0)), using the 16-element focal plane array operating at a wavelength ... More

Skew braces and the Yang-Baxter equationNov 10 2015Mar 16 2016Braces were introduced by Rump to study non-degenerate involutive set-theoretic solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation. We generalize Rump's braces to the non-commutative setting and use this new structure to study not necessarily involutive non-degenerate ... More

Optical Calibration For Jefferson Lab HKS SpectrometerNov 04 2005In order to accept very forward angle scattering particles, Jefferson Lab HKS experiment uses an on-target zero degree dipole magnet. The usual spectrometer optics calibration procedure has to be modified due to this on-target field. This paper describes ... More

Classification of Poisson-Lie T-dual models with two-dimensional targetsOct 16 2001Dec 20 2001Four-dimensional Manin triples and Drinfeld doubles are classified and corresponding two-dimensional Poisson-Lie T-dual sigma models on them are constructed. The simplest example of a Drinfeld double allowing decomposition into two nontrivially different ... More

The invariant factor of the chiral determinantJul 10 2008The coupling of spin 0 and spin 1 external fields to Dirac fermions defines a theory which displays gauge chiral symmetry. Quantum mechanically, functional integration of the fermions yields the determinant of the Dirac operator, known as the chiral determinant. ... More

Derivative expansion for the effective action of chiral gauge fermions. The abnormal parity componentDec 19 2000Mar 01 2001Explicit exact formulas are presented, for the leading order term in a strict chiral covariant derivative expansion, for the abnormal parity component of the effective action of two- and four-dimensional Dirac fermions in presence of scalar, pseudo-scalar, ... More

Representation of Complex ProbabilitiesJul 19 1996Let a ``complex probability'' be a normalizable complex distribution $P(x)$ defined on $\R^D$. A real and positive probability distribution $p(z)$, defined on the complex plane $\C^D$, is said to be a positive representation of $P(x)$ if $\langle Q(x)\rangle_P ... More

Gibbs sampling of complex valued distributionsOct 30 2015Sep 26 2016A new technique is explored for the Monte Carlo sampling of complex-valued distributions. The method is based on a heat bath approach where the conditional probability is replaced by a positive representation of it on the complex plane. Efficient ways ... More

Existence of positive representations for complex weightsJun 29 2007The necessity of computing integrals with complex weights over manifolds with a large number of dimensions, e.g., in some field theoretical settings, poses a problem for the use of Monte Carlo techniques. Here it is shown that very general complex weight ... More

Derivative expansion for the effective action of chiral gauge fermions. The normal parity componentDec 19 2000Mar 01 2001Explicit exact formulas are presented, up to fourth order in a strict chiral covariant derivative expansion, for the normal parity component of the Euclidean effective action of even-dimensional Dirac fermions. The bosonic background fields considered ... More

Parity breaking in 2+1 dimensions and finite temperatureFeb 11 1998Mar 17 1999An expansion in the number of spatial covariant derivatives is carried out to compute the $\zeta$-function regularized effective action of 2+1-dimensional fermions at finite temperature in an arbitrary non-Abelian background. The real and imaginary parts ... More

Absence of classical and quantum mixingSep 15 1995It is shown, under mild assumptions, that classical degrees of freedom dynamically coupled to quantum ones do not inherit their quantum fluctuations. It is further shown that, if the assumptions are strengthen by imposing the existence of a canonical ... More

Population Models With Delay in Dynamic EnvironmentJan 05 2006Mar 15 2006We study the combined effects of periodically varying carrying capacity and survival rates on the fish population in the ocean (sea). We introduce the Getz type delay differential equation model with a control parameter which describes how fish are harvested. ... More

Anisotropy of the superconducting fluctuations in multiband superconductors: the case of LiFeAsJul 08 2014Nov 14 2014Between the different families of pnictide multiband superconductors, LiFeAs is probably one of the less understood. Indeed, despite the large amount of experiments performed in the last few years on this material, no consensus has been reached yet on ... More

Quantum Bounded Symmetric DomainsMar 26 2008Oct 13 2010This is Leonid Vaksman's monograph "Quantum bounded symmetric domains" (in Russian), preceded with an English translation of the table of contents and (a part) of the introduction. Quantum bounded symmetric domains are interesting from several points ... More

Gedanken Experiments involving Black HolesAug 20 1993Analysis of several gedanken experiments indicates that black hole complementarity cannot be ruled out on the basis of known physical principles. Experiments designed by outside observers to disprove the existence of a quantum-mechanical stretched horizon ... More

On the measure of Lagrangian invariant tori in nearly--integrable mechanical systems (draft)Mar 27 2015Consider a real--analytic nearly--integrable mechanical system with potential $f$, namely, a Hamiltonian system, having a real-analytic Hamiltonian $$ H(y,x)=\frac12 | y |^2 +\e f(x)\ , $$ $y,x$ being $n$--dimensional standard action--angle variables ... More

On the Evaluation and Comparison of Taggers: The Effect of Noise in Testing CorporaSep 28 1998This paper addresses the issue of {\sc pos} tagger evaluation. Such evaluation is usually performed by comparing the tagger output with a reference test corpus, which is assumed to be error-free. Currently used corpora contain noise which causes the obtained ... More

On a multidimentional Brownian motion with partly reflecting membrane on a hyperplaneOct 30 2012A multidimensional Brownian motion with partial reflection on a hyperplane $S$ in the direction $qN+\alpha $, where $N$ is the conormal vector to the hyperplane and $q\in [-1,1], \alpha \in S$ are given parametres, is constructed and this construction ... More

Poisson-Lie T-plurality of three-dimensional conformally invariant sigma models II: Nondiagonal metrics and dilaton puzzleAug 17 2004Sep 29 2005We look for 3-dimensional Poisson-Lie dualizable sigma models that satisfy the vanishing beta-function equations with constant dilaton field. Using the Poisson-Lie T-plurality we then construct 3-dimensional sigma models that correspond to various decompositions ... More

Classification of 6-dimensional real Manin triplesFeb 21 2002Mar 27 2002We present a complete list of 6-dimensional Manin triples or, equivalently, of 3-dimensional Lie bialgebras. We start from the well known classification of 3-dimensional real Lie algebras and assume the canonical bilinear form on the 6-dimensional Drinfeld ... More

Leading order one-loop CP and P violating effective action in the Standard ModelFeb 11 2011The fermions of the Standard Model are integrated out to obtain the effective Lagrangian in the sector violating P and CP at zero temperature. We confirm that no contributions arise for operators of dimension six or less and show that the leading operators ... More

Renormalizability of semiquantized fieldsOct 03 1994Sep 21 1995A definition is given, in the framework of stochastic quantization, for the dynamics of a system composed of classical and quantum degrees of freedom mutually interacting. It is found that the theory breaks reflection positivity, and hence it is unphysical. ... More

The Effect of Weak Gravitational Lensing on the Angular Distribution of Gamma-Ray BurstsJun 10 1996If Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are cosmologically distributed standard candles and are associated with the luminous galaxies, then the observed angular distribution of all GRBs is altered due to weak gravitational lensing of bursts by density inhomogeneities. ... More

Theory of charge fluctuations and domain relocation times in semiconductor superlatticesDec 07 2004Shot noise affects differently the nonlinear electron transport in semiconductor superlattices depending on the strength of the coupling among the superlattice quantum wells. Strongly coupled superlattices can be described by a miniband Boltzmann-Langevin ... More

New AdS(3) x G/H compactifications of chiral IIB supergravityMar 13 2000May 30 2000We present a new class of solutions of D=10, N=2 chiral supergravity. A nonvanishing background for the field strength G_{MNR} of the complex two-form triggers AdS_3 x M_7 compactifications, where M_7 is a 7-dimensional compact manifold. When M_7 is a ... More

Detailed analysis of quantum phase transitions within the $u(2)$ algebraOct 13 2009We analyze in detail the quantum phase transitions that arise in models based on the $u(2)$ algebraic description for bosonic systems with two types of scalar bosons. First we discuss the quantum phase transition that occurs in hamiltonians that admix ... More

Recent Results on $\psip$ Decays at BesMay 16 2005Recent results on $\psip$ decays, including 10 Vector + Pseudoscalar (VP) modes and $p\bar{p}\pi^0(\eta)$, are reported with $14\times10^6$ $\psip$ events collected with the BESII detector. Cross sections and form factors for $e^+e^- \to \wpi$, $\rho\eta$, ... More

Statistical consistency of quantum-classical hybridsJan 20 2012After formulating a no-go theorem for perfect quantum-classical hybrid systems, a new consistency requirement based on standard statistical considerations is noted. It is shown that such requirement is not fulfilled by the mean-field approach, nor by ... More

Derivative expansion of the heat kernel in curved spaceJun 13 2007Jul 02 2007The heat kernel in curved space-time is computed to fourth order in a strict expansion in the number of covariant derivatives. The computation is made for arbitrary non abelian gauge and scalar fields and for the Riemann connection in the coordinate sector. ... More

Phase space localization of antisymmetric functionsNov 05 2002Upper and lower bounds are written down for the minimum information entropy in phase space of an antisymmetric wave function in any number of dimensions. Similar bounds are given when the wave function is restricted to belong to any of the proper subspaces ... More

On the uniqueness of the expected stress-energy tensor in renormalizable field theoriesMar 15 1999Sep 17 1999It is argued that the ambiguity introduced by the renormalization in the effective action of a four-dimensional renormalizable quantum field theory is at most a local polynomial action of canonical dimension four. The allowed ambiguity in the expected ... More

Direct construction of the effective action of chiral gauge fermions in the anomalous sectorApr 14 2008Jul 25 2008The anomaly implies an obstruction to a fully chiral covariant calculation of the effective action in the abnormal parity sector of chiral theories. The standard approach then is to reconstruct the anomalous effective action from its covariant current. ... More

The induced Chern-Simons term at finite temperatureJan 09 2002It is argued that the derivative expansion is a suitable method to deal with finite temperature field theory, if it is restricted to spatial derivatives only. Using this method, a simple and direct calculation is presented for the radiatively induced ... More

Expansion of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in an atomic waveguideNov 15 2001The expansion of a Bose-Einstein condensate in an atomic waveguide is analyzed. We study different regimes of expansion, and identify a transient regime between one-dimensional and three-dimensional dynamics, in which the properties of the condensate ... More

Reply to Comment on "Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons"Nov 09 2011Starostin and van der Heijden [arXiv:1111.2029] question the validity of the results reported in our Letter [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 238104 (2010)] regarding the existence of spontaneous helical structure in finite-temperature developable ribbons. According ... More

Multistability of free spontaneously-curved anisotropic stripsApr 20 2011Dec 07 2011Multistable structures are objects with more than one stable conformation, exemplified by the simple switch. Continuum versions are often elastic composite plates or shells, such as the common measuring tape or the slap bracelet, both of which exhibit ... More

VZ Velorum: 116 years of a Mira starJun 01 2006Using the Harvard College Observatory Photographic Plate Collection and recent CCD observations by the ASAS project we have reconstructed the light variations of the southern pulsating red giant star VZ Velorum between 1890 and early 2006. Contrary to ... More

Results on D+-->lv and Ds+-->lv decays at Charm factoryMay 07 2013Jun 07 2013In this article, we reviewed the results on D+-->lv and Ds+-->lv decays at Charm factory.

Wireless Josephson Junction Arrays as Tunable Metamaterials: Inducing Discrete Frequency Steps with Microwave RadiationJan 23 2015We report low temperature, microwave transmission measurements on a new switchable and tunable class of nonlinear metamaterials. A wireless two dimensional array of Josephson junctions (JJ) is probed as a metamaterial where each plaquette in the array ... More

Classification of 6-dimensional real Drinfeld doublesFeb 21 2002Mar 27 2002Starting from the classification of real Manin triples done in a previous paper we look for those that are isomorphic as 6-dimensional Lie algebras with the ad-invariant form used for construction of the Manin triples. We use several invariants of the ... More

Poisson-Lie T-plurality of three-dimensional conformally invariant sigma modelsMar 16 2004May 18 2004Starting from the classification of 6-dimensional Drinfeld doubles and their decomposition into Manin triples we construct 3-dimensional Poisson-Lie T-dual or more precisely T-plural sigma models. Of special interest are those that are conformally invariant. ... More

Covariant derivative expansion of the heat kernelSep 14 2004Nov 02 2004Using the technique of labeled operators, compact explicit expressions are given for all traced heat kernel coefficients containing zero, two, four and six covariant derivatives, and for diagonal coefficients with zero, two and four derivatives. The results ... More

The method of covariant symbols in curved space-timeJun 08 2006Sep 11 2006Diagonal matrix elements of pseudodifferential operators are needed in order to compute effective Lagrangians and currents. For this purpose the method of symbols is often used, which however lacks manifest covariance. In this work the method of covariant ... More

On the cascade approach to the quantum multiscattering problemMay 17 2002Sep 04 2002The multiscattering problem is studied in the matrix density formalism. We study how to isolate the quasi-classical degrees of freedom in order to connect with a cascade approach. The different problems that arise, as well as their possible solutions, ... More

Temperature dependence of the anomalous effective action of fermions in two and four dimensionsJul 29 1998Oct 05 1998The temperature dependence of the anomalous sector of the effective action of fermions coupled to external gauge and pseudo-scalar fields is computed at leading order in an expansion in the number of Lorentz indices in two and four dimensions. The calculation ... More

Fractal Power Law in Literary EnglishJan 15 2005Jun 03 2005We present in this paper a numerical investigation of literary texts by various well-known English writers, covering the first half of the twentieth century, based upon the results obtained through corpus analysis of the texts. A fractal power law is ... More

Ion-Chain Dynamics in Polymer ElectrolytesApr 23 1996Representing polyether-salt systems by chains of interacting coordination shells, defined by the cation and by its nearest ligands, we derive the interaction potential between closest shells -- the inter-shells potential -- in terms of two-electron polarization ... More

A one-sided knot ejection at the core of the HH 111 outflowDec 07 2012We present an astrometry study of the radio source VLA 1 at the core of the HH 111 outflow using new data (2007) as well as archival observations (1992-1996). All data were taken at 3.6 cm with the Very Large Array in its most extended (A) configuration. ... More

Supersymmetric domain wall x G/H solutions of IIB supergravityApr 23 20011-brane nonmaximally supersymmetric solutions of D=10 chiral supergravity are discussed. In the dual frame, their near brane geometry is the product of a 3-dimensional domain wall spacetime and a 7-dimensional homogeneous Einstein space G/H.