I am an experimental physicist and I am doing my Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente, in the Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) Chair. My thesis is about light scattering, using the Wavefront Shaping technique and the Mutual Scattering effect. During my Ph.D. I learned that wavefront modulation has several applications. In particular, I studied applications in visible light communication, optical cloaking, and scattering characterization.My Ph.D. is part of the Free-Form Scattering Optics program, where we collaborate with groups from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), and with companies such as ASML, DEMCOM, Signify, Lumileds, and TNO.
Engineering & Materials Science
# Light Extinction # Optical Properties # Scattering # Wavefronts
Physics & Astronomy
# Extinction # Scattering # Speckle Patterns # Wireless Communication
Vreman, T. J., van den Oudenrijn, J. , Goodwin, M. J. , Rates, A. , Akdemir, O., Mulder, B. L. , Schulz, A. S., F. L. Alferink, N., Corbijn van Willenswaard, L. J., Kamphuis, G. J. , Harteveld, C. A. M., Takahashi, S. , Lagendijk, A. , & Vos, W. L. (2023). Spontaneous Emission of PbS Quantum Dots Controlled by Silicon Photonic Band Gap Crystals. Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2023, Enschede, Netherlands.
Rates, A. (2023). Transparency, Secrecy, and Profiling using Mutual Scattering in Complex Media. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558501
Rates, A., Vrehen, J., Mulder, B. , IJzerman, W. L. , & Vos, W. L. (2023). Multiple Scattering Layers As Physical Unclonable Functions For Optical Wireless Communication. Poster session presented at CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2023, Munich, Germany.
Rates, A. , Truong, M. D. , Lagendijk, A. , & Vos, W. L. (2023). Complex optical properties of random materials obtained with Mutual Extinction. Poster session presented at Opening Bioimaging center (BIC) 2023, Enschede, Netherlands.
Rates, A., Adam, A. J. L. , Ijzerman, W. L. , Lagendijk, A. , & Vos, W. L. (2022). Do Macroscopic Changes Affect Mesoscopic Light Transport? In Novel Optical Materials and Applications, NOMA 2022 Article NoTh1E.7 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group.
Rates Soriano, A., Vrehen, J., Mulder, B. L., IJzerman, W. L. , & Vos, W. L. (2022). Scrambled and Unscrambled Optical Speckle with Multiple Scattering Layers: Applications to Optical Wireless Communication. ArXiv.org. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2210.08810
Rates Soriano, A. , Truong, M. D. , Lagendijk, A. , & Vos, W. L. (2022). Complex optical properties of random materials obtained with Mutual Extinction. Poster session presented at SPIE Photonics Europe 2022, Strasbourg, France.