Semiconductor quantum materials: A bright perspicuous

Whilst the foundation of semiconductor materials and many devices are based on their quantum properties, the nomenclature, quantum materials is a relatively new phrase, emphasizing different quantum mechanical concepts but motivated at least partially by the successes of semiconductor devices.

After a brief introduction to quantum materials, Associate Professor Glenn Solomon will give a summary of the optical properties of two distinct semiconductor quantum materials.

The first is graphene in a magnetic field where topological states form at the sample edges. Here, we probe these states optically, elucidating relaxation processes and multi-carrier current contributions. The second is a semiconductor quantum dot which is placed inside an optical cavity. It is a promising integrated quantum light source, and A/Prof Solomon will discuss its properties and applications.

About the speaker

Glenn Solomon

Glenn Solomon is a fellow at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration between University of Maryland - College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Masters degrees from Duke and Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1996.

He was a founder and President of CBL Technologies, a GaN crystal growth company, and founder and CTO of Sunvolt Nanosystems, both in Redwood City, CA. He is a Fulbright Scholar (2015-Innsbruck), and a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society (OSA). He has published approximately 250 peer-reviewed papers.

His current interests are in semiconductor quantum optics and nanophotonics, including topological physics with light, epitaxial crystal growth, and integrated quantum photonics.

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