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Quantum Wire and Dot Systems for Quantum Nanophotonics

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  • Visitor Seminars
When Mar 14, 2014
from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Engr. IV Bldg., Maxwell Room 57-124
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Eli Kapon

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)




The growth, optical properties and device applications of ordered quantum wire (QWR) and quantum dot (QD) systems grown by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy (OMVPE) on patterned substrates are reviewed. These systems are employed for understanding light-matter interaction in semiconductors at the mesoscopic (10-1000nm) scale that divides the quantum and semi-classical regimes. In particular, QDs coupled to photonic nano-cavities are investigated for cavity-QED and nanolaser applications.



Eli Kapon received his Ph.D. in physics from Tel Aviv University, Israel in 1982. He then spent two years at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, as a Chaim Weizmann Research Fellow, and then at Bellcore, New Jersey, as member of technical staff and District Manager. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Physics of Nanostructures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he heads the Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructures. In 1999-2000 he was as Sackler Scholar at the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies in Tel Aviv University, Israel.  During that period he helped establishing the Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and served as its first Director from 2000 to 2002.  In 2001 he founded the start up BeamExpress, serving as its Chief Scientist. Prof. Kapon is Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Physical Society of America, and a recipient of a 2007 Humboldt Research Award.

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