The NanoLab project is part of the MODAL research campus. Data-based methods play an essential role in the development and application of photonic technologies. Efficient and optimal development of new technologies is often only possible with the help of simulations of the physical properties of the corresponding devices. In areas such as sensor technology and quality control, the evaluation of data enables decision-making and quantification processes. In addition to model-based simulations of measurement processes, artificial intelligence methods are becoming increasingly important here.

The aim of the project is to develop methods for efficient, error-controlled/self-adaptive simulation of light-matter interactions in resonant nanostructures. The methods are based on models for mode expansion of relevant quantities and use contour integral methods to calculate the modes and expansion coefficients. The application of these methods is tested in cooperation with technological application partners using realistic challenging examples.

Recent results from a collaboration between Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Fibrain, PicoQuant, JCMwave, and Zuse Institute Berlin have been published in Advanced Quantum Technologies. The manuscript describes a user-friendly, fiber-coupled, single-photon source operating at telecom wavelength [A. Musial, et al., 2020]. Numerical design has been performed at JCMwave and ZIB. The publication has been highlighted by presenting it on the journal cover page.

Publications

2024
Chiral and directional optical emission from a dipole source coupled to a helical plasmonic antenna arXiv, p. 2402.00664, 2024 Lilli Kuen, Lorenz Löffler, Aleksei Tsarapkin, Lin Zschiedrich, Thorsten Feichtner, Sven Burger, Katja Höflich BibTeX
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arXiv
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Computing eigenfrequency sensitivities near exceptional points arXiv, p. 2402.17648, 2024 Felix Binkowski, Julius Kullig, Fridtjof Betz, Lin Zschiedrich, Andrea Walther, Jan Wiersig, Sven Burger BibTeX
arXiv
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Efficient rational approximation of optical response functions with the AAA algorithm arXiv, p. arXiv:2403.19404, 2024 Fridtjof Betz, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger, Felix Binkowski BibTeX
arXiv
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Fabrication uncertainty aware and robust design optimization of a photonic crystal nanobeam cavity by using Gaussian processes J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, Vol.41, p. 850, 2024 Matthias Plock, Felix Binkowski, Lin Zschiedrich, Phillip-Immanuel Schneider, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Fiber-coupled solid-state-based single-photon sources Specialty Optical Fibers, pp. 345-384, Woodhead Publishing, 2024 Anna Musial, Grzegorz Sek, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Stephan Reitzenstein BibTeX
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Poles and zeros in non-Hermitian systems: Application to photonics Phys. Rev. B, Vol.109, p. 045414, 2024 Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Remi Colom, Patrice Genevet, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Research data for "Fabrication uncertainty guided design optimization of a photonic crystal cavity by using Gaussian processes" Zenodo, p. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8131611, 2024 Matthias Plock, Felix Binkowski, Lin Zschiedrich, Phillip-Immanuel Schneider, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Review and experimental benchmarking of machine learning algorithms for efficient optimization of cold atom experiments Mach. Learn. Sci. Technol., 2024 (epub ahead of print) Oliver Anton, Victoria A. Henderson, Elisa Da Ros, Ivan Sekuliĉ, Sven Burger, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Markus Krutzik BibTeX
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arXiv
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Source code and simulation results: Computing eigenfrequency sensitivities near exceptional points Zenodo, p. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.10715639, 2024 Felix Binkowski, Julius Kullig, Fridtjof Betz, Lin Zschiedrich, Andrea Walther, Jan Wiersig, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Source code and simulation results: Efficient rational approximation of optical response functions with the AAA algorithm Zenodo, p. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.10853692, 2024 Fridtjof Betz, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger, Felix Binkowski BibTeX
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Version 2 — RPExpand: Software for Riesz projection expansion of resonance phenomena SoftwareX, Vol.26, p. 101694, 2024 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Lilli Kuen, Sven Burger BibTeX
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2023
Applying a Riesz-projection-based contour integral eigenvalue solver to compute resonance modes of a VCSEL Proc. SPIE, p. 125750J, Vol.12575, 2023 Lilli Kuen, Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Martin Hammerschmidt, Niels Heermeier, Sven Rodt, Stephan Reitzenstein, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Cover Picture: Resonance Expansion of Quadratic Quantities with Regularized Quasinormal Modes Phys. Status Solidi A, Vol.220, p. 2370013, 2023 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Efficient machine-learning approach to optimize trapped cold atom ensembles for quantum memory applications Proc. SPIE, p. 127400F, Vol.12740, 2023 Ivan Sekuliĉ, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Oliver Anton, Elisa Da Ros, Victoria Henderson, Markus Krutzik BibTeX
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Efficient simulation of microscopic imaging for reconstruction of nanostructures Proc. SPIE, p. PC126190B, Vol.PC12619, 2023 Phillip Manley, Jan Krüger, Bernd Bodermann, Rainer Köning, Andreas Heinrich, Christian Eder, Aksel Goehnermeier, Ulrike Zeiser, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider BibTeX
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High-performance designs for fiber-pigtailed quantum-light sources based on quantum dots in electrically-controlled circular Bragg gratings Opt. Express, Vol.31, p. 14750, 2023 Lucas Rickert, Fridtjof Betz, Matthias Plock, Sven Burger, Tobias Heindel BibTeX
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arXiv
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Impact Study of Numerical Discretization Accuracy on Parameter Reconstructions and Model Parameter Distributions Metrologia, Vol.60, p. 054001, 2023 Matthias Plock, Martin Hammerschmidt, Sven Burger, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Christof Schütte BibTeX
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arXiv
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On aberration retrieval for optical microscopes in length metrology Proc. SPIE, p. PC126190A, Vol.PC12619, 2023 Jan Krüger, Bernd Bodermann, Rainer Köning, Phillip Manley, Lin Zschiedrich, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Andreas Heinrich, Christian Eder, Ulrike Zeiser, Aksel Goehnermeier BibTeX
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RPExpand (Version 1) Zenodo, p. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.7840116, 2023 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Sven Burger BibTeX
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RPExpand (Version 2.0) Zenodo, p. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.10371002, 2023 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Sven Burger, Lilli Kuen BibTeX
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Resonance expansion of quadratic quantities with regularized quasinormal modes Phys. Status Solidi A, Vol.220, p. 2200892, 2023 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Source code and simulation results: Poles and zeros of electromagnetic quantities in photonic systems Zenodo, p. 8063931, 2023 Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Remi Colom, Patrice Genevet, Sven Burger BibTeX
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2022
A Plug&Play Telecom-Wavelength Single-Photon Source for Quantum Key Distribution Quantum 2.0, p. QTu4C.6, Technical Digest Series (Optica), 2022 Lucas Rickert, Timm Gao, Felix Urban, Jan Große, Nicole Srocka, Sven Rodt, Anna Musial, Kinga Zolnacz, Pawel Mergo, Kamil Dybka, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Grzegorz Sek, Sven Burger, Stephan Reitzenstein, Tobias Heindel BibTeX
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A quantum key distribution testbed using a plug&play telecom-wavelength single-photon source Appl. Phys. Rev., Vol.9, p. 011412, 2022 Timm Gao, Lucas Rickert, Felix Urban, Jan Große, Nicole Srocka, Sven Rodt, Anna Musial, Kinga Zolnacz, Pawel Mergo, Kamil Dybka, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Grzegorz Sek, Sven Burger, Stephan Reitzenstein, Tobias Heindel BibTeX
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arXiv
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Bayesian Target-Vector Optimization for Efficient Parameter Reconstruction Adv. Theory Simul., Vol.5, p. 2200112, 2022 Matthias Plock, Kas Andrle, Sven Burger, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider BibTeX
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arXiv
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Boosting quantum optics experiments with Bayesian optimization Proc. SPIE, p. 122270F, Vol.12227, 2022 Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Lin Zschiedrich, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lilli Kuen, Ivan Sekuliĉ, Julien Kluge, Bastian Leykauf, Markus Krutzik, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Chiral Bioinspired Plasmonics: A Paradigm Shift for Optical Activity and Photochemistry ACS Photon., Vol.9, p. 2219, 2022 Oscar Avalos-Ovando, Eva Yazmin Santiago, Artur Movsesyan, Xiang-Tian Kong, Peng Yu, Lucas V. Besteiro, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Hiromi Okamoto, Joseph M. Slocik, Miguel Correa-Duarte, Miguel Comesana-Hermo, Tim Liedl, Gil Markovich, Sven Burger, Alexander O. Govorov BibTeX
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Computation of eigenfrequency sensitivities using Riesz projections for efficient optimization of nanophotonic resonators Commun. Phys., Vol.5, p. 202, 2022 Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Martin Hammerschmidt, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Data publication for "High-performance designs for fiber-pigtailed quantum-light sources based on quantum dots in electrically-controlled circular Bragg gratings" Zenodo, p. 7360516, 2022 Lucas Rickert, Fridtjof Betz, Matthias Plock, Sven Burger, Tobias Heindel BibTeX
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Enhanced Purcell factor for nanoantennas supporting interfering resonances Phys. Rev. Research, Vol.4, p. 023189, 2022 Remi Colom, Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Yuri Kivshar, Sven Burger BibTeX
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arXiv
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Onset of Chirality in Plasmonic Meta-Molecules and Dielectric Coupling ACS Nano, Vol.16, p. 16143, 2022 Kevin Martens, Timon Funck, Eva Y. Santiago, Alexander O. Govorov, Sven Burger, Tim Liedl BibTeX
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arXiv
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Plasmonic nanocrystals with complex shapes for photocatalysis and growth: Contrasting anisotropic hot-electron generation with the photothermal effect Adv. Opt. Mater., Vol.10, p. 2102663, 2022 Artur Movsesyan, Eva Yazmin Santiago, Sven Burger, Miguel Correa-Duarte, Lucas V. Besteiro, Zhiming Wang, Alexander O. Govorov BibTeX
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arXiv
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Research data and example scripts for the paper "Bayesian Target-Vector Optimization for Efficient Parameter Reconstruction" Zenodo, 2022 Matthias Plock, Kas Andrle, Sven Burger, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider BibTeX
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Resonant Plasmonic–Biomolecular Chiral Interactions in the Far-Ultraviolet: Enantiomeric Discrimination of sub-10 nm Amino Acid Films Nano Lett., Vol.22, p. 7343, 2022 Tiago Ramos Leite, Lin Zschiedrich, Orhan Kizilkaya, Kevin M. McPeak BibTeX
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Source code and simulation data for Computation of eigenfrequency sensitivities using Riesz projections for efficient optimization of nanophotonic resonators Zenodo, 2022 Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Martin Hammerschmidt, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Source code and simulation results for computing resonance expansions of quadratic quantities with regularized quasinormal modes Zenodo, 2022 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Martin Hammerschmidt, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Source code and simulation results for nanoantennas supporting an enhanced Purcell factor due to interfering resonances Zenodo, 2022 Remi Colom, Felix Binkowski, Fridtjof Betz, Yuri Kivshar, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Toward maximally electromagnetically chiral scatterers at optical frequencies ACS Photonics, Vol.9, p. 1954, 2022 Xavier Garcia Santiago, Martin Hammerschmidt, Johannes Sachs, Sven Burger, Hyunah Kwon, Marvin Knöller, Tilo Arens, Peer Fischer, Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Carsten Rockstuhl BibTeX
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arXiv
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2021
A Quantum Key Distribution Testbed Using Plug&Play Telecom-Wavelength Single-Photons Quantum Information and Measurement VI, p. M2C.1, OSA Technical Digest, 2021 Lucas Rickert, Timm Gao, Felix Urban, Jan Große, Nicole Srocka, Sven Rodt, Anna Musial, Kinga Zolnacz, Pawel Mergo, Kamil Dybka, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Grzegorz Sek, Sven Burger, Stephan Reitzenstein, Heindel Tobias BibTeX
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Advances in Bayesian optimization for photonics and quantum atom optics applications OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, p. JTh1E.2, OSA Technical Digest, 2021 Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Xavier Garcia-Santiago, Benjamin Wiegand, Oliver Anton, Markus Krutzik, Carsten Rockstuhl, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Bayesian optimization with improved scalability and derivative information for efficient design of nanophotonic structures J. Light. Technol., Vol.39, p. 167, 2021 Xavier Garcia Santiago, Sven Burger, Carsten Rockstuhl, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider BibTeX
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arXiv
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GIXRF and machine learning as metrological tools for shape and element sensitive reconstructions of periodic nanostructures Proc. SPIE, Vol.11611, p. 116110R, 2021 Anna Andrle, Philipp Hönicke, Grzegorz Gwalt, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Yves Kayser, Frank Siewert, Victor Soltwisch BibTeX
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Long- and Short-Ranged Chiral Interactions in DNA Assembled Plasmonic Chains Nat. Commun., Vol.12, p. 2025, 2021 Kevin Martens, Felix Binkowski, Linh Nguyen, Li Hu, Alexander O. Govorov, Sven Burger, Tim Liedl BibTeX
arXiv
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Modeling of surface-induced second-harmonic generation from multilayer structures by the transfer matrix method Opt. Express, Vol.29, p. 9098, 2021 Anton V. Pakhomov, Martin Hammerschmidt, Sven Burger, Thomas Pertsch, Frank Setzpfand BibTeX
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Optimized diamond inverted nanocones for enhanced color center to fiber coupling Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.118, p. 234002, 2021 Cem Güney Torun, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Martin Hammerschmidt, Sven Burger, Joseph H.D. Munns, Tim Schröder BibTeX
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arXiv
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Optimizing metal grating back reflectors for III-V-on-silicon multijunction solar cells Opt. Express, Vol.29, p. 22517, 2021 Peter Tillmann, Benedikt Bläsi, Sven Burger, Martin Hammerschmidt, Oliver Höhn, Christiane Becker, Klaus Jäger BibTeX
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RPExpand: Software for Riesz projection expansion of resonance phenomena SoftwareX, Vol.15, p. 100763, 2021 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Sven Burger BibTeX
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RPExpand: Software for Riesz projection expansion of resonance phenomena [Source Code] 2021 Fridtjof Betz, Felix Binkowski, Sven Burger BibTeX
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Recent advances in Bayesian optimization with applications to parameter reconstruction in optical nano-metrology Proc. SPIE, Vol.11783, p. 117830J, 2021 Matthias Plock, Sven Burger, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider BibTeX
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arXiv
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2020
Far-field polarization signatures of surface optical nonlinearity in noncentrosymmetric semiconductors Sci. Rep., Vol.10, p. 10545, 2020 Anton Pakhomov, Franz Löchner, Lin Zschiedrich, Sina Saravi, Martin Hammerschmidt, Sven Burger, Thomas Pertsch, Frank Setzpfand BibTeX
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Front Cover: Plug&Play Fiber‐Coupled 73 kHz Single‐Photon Source Operating in the Telecom O‐Band (Adv. Quantum Technol. 6/2020) Adv. Quantum Technol., Vol.3, p. 2070061, 2020 Anna Musiał, Kinga Żołnacz, Nicole Srocka, Oleh Kravets, Jan Große, Jacek Olszewski, Krzysztof Poturaj, Grzegorz Wojcik, Paweł Mergo, Kamil Dybka, Mariusz Dyrkacz, Michal Dlubek, Kristian Lauritsen, Andreas Bülter, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger, Sven Rodt, Wacław Urbanczyk, Grzegorz Sek, Stephan Reitzenstein BibTeX
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Modeling Optical Materials at the Single Scatterer Level: The Transition from Homogeneous to Heterogeneous Materials Adv. Theory Simul., Vol.3, p. 2000192, 2020 Daniel Werdehausen, Xavier Garcia Santiago, Sven Burger, Isabelle Staude, Thomas Pertsch, Carsten Rockstuhl, Manuel Decker BibTeX
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Plug&play fibre-coupled 73 kHz single-photon source operating in the telecom O-band Adv. Quantum Technol., Vol.3, p. 2000018, 2020 Anna Musiał, Kinga Żołnacz, Nicole Srocka, Oleh Kravets, Jan Große, Jacek Olszewski, Krzysztof Poturaj, Grzegorz Wojcik, Paweł Mergo, Dybka Kamil, Mariusz Dyrkacz, Michal Dlubek, Kristian Lauritsen, Andreas Bülter, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger, Sven Rodt, Wacław Urbanczyk, Grzegorz Sek, Stephan Reitzenstein BibTeX
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arXiv
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