• Chiral symmetry breaking and external fields in the Kuperstein-Sonnenschein model 

      Alam, Muhammad Sohaib (2012-05)
      A novel holographic model of chiral symmetry breaking has been proposed by Kuperstein and Sonnenschein by embedding non-supersymmetric probe D7 and anti-D7 branes in the Klebanov-Witten background. We study the dynamics ...
    • Dynamics of asymptotically AdS spaces and holography 

      Pedraza Avella, Juan Felipe; 0000-0002-3276-9290 (2015-08)
      This thesis presents a series of studies on the evolution and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of strongly coupled quantum field theories by means of the AdS/CFT correspondence. We use a handful of analytic and semi-analytic ...
    • Frequency Domain Holography of laser wakefields 

      Matlis, Nicholas Hill (2006)
      In this dissertation, single-shot measurement of longitudinal and transverse structure of resonantly driven laser wakefields by Frequency Domain Holography (FDH) is demonstrated. Visualization of laser wakefield structure ...
    • Investigation on the holographic principle 

      Jiang, Li (2003)
      The holographic principle asserts that any given codimension two spacelike surface limits the information content of adjacent regions. We first review various entropy bounds which lead to the formulation of this ...
    • Laboratory visualization of laser-driven plasma accelerators in the bubble regime 

      Dong, Peng (2010-08)
      Accurate single-shot visualization of laser wakefield structures can improve our fundamental understanding of plasma-based accelerators. Previously, frequency domain holography (FDH) was used to visualize weakly nonlinear ...
    • Measuring frame-dragging with LARES, and other topics in gravity 

      Nguyen, Phuc Hong (2017-05)
      This dissertation is divided into two conceptually distinct parts, which both fall under the broad umbrella of gravitational physics. In the first part, we describe work done on the LARES experiment whose goal is to measure ...
    • Non-supersymmetric holographic engineering and U-duality 

      Young, Stephen Christopher (2012-08)
      In this Ph.D. thesis, we construct and study a number of new type IIB supergravity backgrounds that realize various flavored, finite temperature, and non-supersymmetric deformations of the resolved and deformed conifold ...
    • Phase transitions in holographic QCD and instanton crystals 

      Alam, Muhammad Sohaib (2014-08)
      We investigate phase transitions in holographic models of QCD. In chapter I, we explore the effect of constant external U(1) fields on the physics of chiral symmetry breaking, as realized in the D3/D7 model. We discover ...
    • String theory, holography, and UV-IR mixing 

      McNees, Robert Alfred (2002-05)
    • Using complex light modulation for holographic applications 

      Parthiban, Vikraman (2016-05)
      Complex light modulation is the ability to control a light-wave’s phase and amplitude, thereby allowing complete control of the light-wave at any spatial location. The applied optics group at The University of Texas at ...