Department of Physics and Astronomy



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Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University,
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 818-677-2775
Fax: 818-677-3234

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  • Ren, Deqing; Zhu, Yongtian (Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2007)
    We propose a coronagraph for direct imaging of Earth‐like planets orbiting nearby bright stars. The coronagraph is based on an apodization pupil composed of two stepped‐transmission filters. We show that the coronagraph ...
  • Dennerl, K.; Lisse, C.M.; Bhardwaj, A.; Christian, Damian J.; Wolk, S.J.; Bodewits, D.; Zurbuchen, T.H.; M. Combi; Lepri, S. (Astronomische Nachrichten, 2012)
    While X-ray astronomy began in 1962 and has made fast progress since then in expanding our knowledge about where in the Universe X-rays are generated by which processes, it took one generation before the importance of a ...
  • Ren, Deqing; Zhao, Gang; Zhang, Xi; Dou, Jiangpei; Chen, Rui; Zhu, Yongtian; Yang, Feng (Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2015)
    Characterization of day-time atmospheric turbulence profiles up to 30 km above the telescope is crucial for designs and performance estimations of future solar multiconjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) systems. Recently, the ...
  • Udalov, Oleg G.; Beloborodov, Igor S. (Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter, 2017)
    We study interlayer exchange coupling based on the many-body Coulomb interaction between conduction electrons in magnetic tunnel junction. This mechanism complements the known interaction between magnetic layers based on ...
  • Sheng, Li; Li, Hui-Chao; Yang, Yun-You; Sheng, Dong-Ning; Xing, Ding-Yu (Chinese Physics (Beijing), 2013)
    The quantum spin Hall (QSH) effect is considered to be unstable to perturbations violating the time-reversal (TR) symmetry. We review some recent developments in the search of the QSH effect in the absence of the TR symmetry. ...