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TaubNUT Spacetime in the (A)dS/CFT and MTheory
(University of Waterloo, 2005)In the following thesis, I will conduct a thermodynamic analysis of the TaubNUT spacetime in various dimensions, as well as show uses for TaubNUT and other HyperKahler spacetimes. <br /><br /> Thermodynamic analysis ... 
Techniques for Coherent Control of Effective PhotonPhoton Interactions at Low Light Levels
(University of Waterloo, 20190201)This thesis proposes improvements on techniques for the coherent control of photonphoton interactions mediated by a cloud of cold atoms. Atoms cooled and trapped in a MOT can be loaded into a hollow, photonic crystal ... 
Techniques for Improving Numerical Secret Key Rates of Quantum Key Distribution Protocols
(University of Waterloo, 20231024)Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a method for producing secure keys between two parties whose security does not rely on computational assumptions potentially breakable by quantum computers. However, physical constraints, ... 
Temperature Effects in Optical Fiber Dispersion Compensation Modules
(University of Waterloo, 20130905)This thesis presents the results for the temperature variation of the Differential Group Delay (DGD) measurements of a Dispersion Compensation Module (DCM) and interprets the results with a theoretical DGD model based on ... 
Temporal Dynamics of Polarization and Polarization Mode Dispersion and Influence on Optical Fiber Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20130829)This thesis examines polarization and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) dynamics in optical fibers as well as the evaluation of probability density functions and bit error rates in a realistic wavelength division multiplexed ... 
Tensor Networks and the Renormalization Group
(University of Waterloo, 20180824)Tensor networks are a class of methods for studying manybody systems. They give a geometrical description of the internal structure of manybody states, operators, and partition functions, that can be used to implement ... 
Tensor networks, quantum spin chains, and quantum field theory
(University of Waterloo, 20200707)Understanding the universality class of continuous phase transition is of central importance in condensed matter physics. In one spatial dimension, the universal properties are encoded in the conformal field theory (CFT), ... 
Testing classical and quantum theory with single photons
(University of Waterloo, 20180119)To date, quantum theory is the most successful physical theory that has been discovered. However, there is still the possibility that an inconsistency between experimental observations and the predictions of quantum theory ... 
Testing the Extremes of Initial Mass Function Variability using Compact Stellar Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20220729)The initial mass function (IMF) is a cornerstone in star formation and galaxy evolution studies. It has traditionally been assumed to be universal, but this has been challenged by increasingly detailed observations of ... 
Testing the Universality of Entropic Segregation at Polymer Surfaces
(2018)This study addresses entropic segregation effects at the surfaces of monodisperse and bidisperse melts. For the monodisperse melts, we focus on the segregation of chain ends to the surface, and for the bidisperse melts, ... 
Theoretical Analysis of A Protected Superconducting Qubit
(University of Waterloo, 20151102)In the past few decades, quantum computation has become an active area of research due to prospects to execute highefficiency quantum algorithms. Quantum algorithms promise to accelerate many practical computation problems, ... 
Theoretical Investigations on TwoDimensional Optical Ion Trapping
(University of Waterloo, 20220125)Trapped ion systems have become one of the important platforms for quantum information processing (QIP) experiments. However, conventional Paul ion traps suffer from micromotion effect, which makes it difficult to extend ... 
Theoretical studies of frustrated magnets with dipolar interactions
(University of Waterloo, 20091218)Several magnetic materials, in the first approximation, can be described by idealised theoretical models, such as classical Ising or Heisenberg spin systems, and, to some extent, such models are able to qualitatively expose ... 
Theoretical study of nonrelativistic electron dynamics under intense laser fields
(University of Waterloo, 20120409)Strong field approximation (SFA) is the most important approximation in the analytical theory of intense laser matter interaction. Based on SFA many analytical theories have been developed such that a broad spectrum ... 
Theory and Applications of Josephson Photomultipliers
(University of Waterloo, 20120831)This thesis describes the back action of microwavephoton detection via a Josephson photomultiplier (JPM), a superconducting qubit coupled strongly to a highquality mi crowave cavity, and the applications of these devices. ... 
Theory and simulation of interactive membranemacromolecule structures in biological systems
(University of Waterloo, 20140811)This thesis focuses on one of the branches of soft matter: biological systems. More specifically, we study the morphological transformation of lipid bilayer membranes induced by interacting with macromolecules. Recent ... 
Thermal and charge conductivities of superconducting skutterudite compounds, PrRu4Sb12 and PrOs4Sb12
(University of Waterloo, 20070220)The measurement of thermal conductivity is a powerful probe that can be used for identifying the nature of heat and charge carriers and structure of the gap in the superconducting compounds. At low temperature when the ... 
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY MEASUREMNT AT ULTRA LOW TEMPERATURES
(University of Waterloo, 20101101)Thermal Conductivity studies can provide fundamental information regarding the symmetry of the superconducting energy gap. To perform this kind of experiment, we need to use a very low temperature environment. Also a ... 
A Thermal Expansion Coefficient Study of Several Magnetic Spin Materials via Capacitive Dilatometry
(University of Waterloo, 20130621)The work presented in this thesis detail the measurement of the thermal expansion coefficient of three magnetic spin materials. Thermal expansion coefficient values were measured by capacitive dilatometry in several key ... 
Thermodynamics and Universality in Anisotropic Higher Curvature Spacetimes
(University of Waterloo, 20160616)In my thesis, I describe new results in the thermodynamics of black holes in two gravitational scenarios: spacetime anisotropy and higher curvature gravity. I focus on classifying the critical point of "Large Black Hole / ...