2012 - Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures

Given by: Professor Elyahou Kapon
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


  • Introduction: Formation mechanisms, optical properties and photonic applications.
  • Quantum nanostructures: The nanoscale, quantum confinement, low dimensional structures.
  • Optical properties of bulk semiconductors:III-V compounds, band structure, optical transitions, excitons.
  • Low-dimensional semiconductors: Quantum wires and quantum dots; Epitaxial growth, fabrication and formation mechanisms; optical spectra; Localization and Coulomb correlation effects.
  • Quantum photonics with semiconductor nanostructures: Generation of single and entangled photons, cavity quantum electrodynamics,Quantum wire and quantum dot lasers.