Academic Research Papers from the projects funded in Phase 1 of the Network
NRN082 - Information transfer fidelity in spin networks and ring-based quantum routers
Spin networks are endowed with an information transfer fidelity (ITF), which defines an absolute upper bound on the probability of transmission of an excitation from one spin to another.
NRN082 - Time optimal information transfer in spintronics networks
Propagation of information encoded in spin degrees of freedom through networks of coupled spins enables important applications in spintronics and quantum information processing. We study control of information propagation in networks of spin- 1/2 particles with uniform nearest neighbor couplings forming a ring with a single excitation in the network as simple prototype of a router for spin-based information.
NRN094 - Three dimensional corrugated organic photovoltaics for building integration; improving the efficiency, oblique angle and diffuse performance of solar cells
The lamination of OPV modules to corrugated roof cladding has been undertaken. The 3-dimensional form of the cladding provides three advantages for outdoor OPV deployment...
NRN094 - Printable luminescent down shifter for enhancing efficiency and stability of organic photovoltaics
The proof of concept of using luminescent down shifting (LDS) layers as alternative UV filters for P3HT:PCBM OPVs is demonstrated using a lanthanide-based metal complex. The results are verified using a combination of indoor light soaking, with single cell devices, and outdoor performance monitoring, using a 16-cell monolithically connected OPV module.
NRN097 - Enhancing the humidity response time of polymer optical fiber Bragg grating by using laser micromachining
The humidity sensors constructed from polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings (POFBG) respond to the water content change in the fiber induced by varying environmental condition. The water content change is a diffusion process. Therefore the response time of the POFBG sensor strongly depends on the geometry and size of the fiber. In this work we investigate the use of laser micromachining of D-shaped and slotted structures to improve the response time of polymer fiber grating based humidity sensors.