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EPSRC Reference: GR/S76076/01
Title: PROGRAMME GRANT: Control of light-matter interactions in advanced semiconductor nanostructures
Principal Investigator: Skolnick, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Hopkinson, Professor M Cockburn, Professor J Krauss, Professor T
Fox, Professor AM Wilson, Dr LR Mowbray, Professor D
Wells, Dr JP Cullis, Professor AG Whittaker, Professor DM
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Department: Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2004 Ends: 31 December 2008 Value (£): 1,949,435
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Condensed Matter Physics Materials Characterisation
Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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o Realise quantum dots with no significant coupling to background continuum states o Demonstrate strong coupling between single photons and single excitons in quantum dots within a high finesse cavity o Fabricate and perform continuous wave and ultrafast spectroscopy of quantum dot moleculeso Advance understanding of growth process to seed quantum dot growth in ordered arrayso Using single frequency laser spectroscopy to demonstrate spectral hole burning and quantum dot polaron couplingo Observe ultrafast non-linear switching in photonic crystal waveguideso Demonstrate a quantum dot based mid infra-red cascade light emitting diodeo Demonstrate a quantum dot based C-NOT gate using a single quantum doto Demonstrate a quantum dot based C-NOT gate using vertically coupled quantum dotso Demonstrate control of electron spin orientation by optical excitation of a single quantum dot, as a basis for a spin based quantum memory
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