Self-Assembled Quantum Dots
The quantum dots used for research here are typically grown by epitaxial techniques such as Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) using the Stranski-Krastanow self-assembly mechanism. These dots are then studied both singly and in ensembles, each of which provides interesting insights into the fundamental physics in these systems and paves the way for the next generation of devices.
These are our current major research projects:
- Novel spin phenomena in nano-structured semiconductors
- Coherent control of quantum dots
- Quantum dot lasers
- Nitride based quantum dots