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  1. Modeling of Quantum Cascade Laser Sources with Giant Optical Nonlinearities

    07 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Christian Jirauschek

    IWCE 2015 Presentation. A characteristic feature of the quantum cascade laser (QCL) is that the optical properties of the active region can be custom-tailored by quantum engineering. Recently, the possibility to integrate giant artificial optical nonlinearities has enabled various novel...

  2. Self-energies: Opening Doors for Nanotechnology

    07 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tillmann Christoph Kubis

    In this talk, it will be shown how the concept of self-energies can be used to interface all these fields into the same nanotechnology modeling framework. Self-energies are most commonly used in the quantum transport method of nonequilibrium Green’s functions (NEGF). The NEGF method is...

  3. NextTech Handbook 2012 Draft

    07 Apr 2016 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jill Ferguson

  4. Beyond the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in the Negative Mass Reference Frame

    07 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eugene Polzik

    Measurements of one quadrature of an oscillator with precision beyond its vacuum state uncertainty have occupied a central place in quantum physics for decades. A squeezed state of one of the quadratures is a prominent example of a state which provides such precision. One of the first proposals...

  5. [Illinois] ECE 564 Lecture 2

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu

  6. The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study

    05 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sharon Haldeman Mierhofer, NNCI Nano

    This lab is designed to help students understand the following: the interdisciplinary fields of science, a practical application of chemistry in the real world, and the need to carefully conduct experiments and evaluate data in a collaborative environment. In this experiment, students will...

  7. Small Scale Stenciling: Mask Lab

    05 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marilyn Garza

    This lab is analogous with some nanofabrication processes. This lab will help students understand some of the challenges encountered while making semiconductor chips and waveguides, both of which are found in electronic circuits.  The content is appropriate for students in middle school or...

  8. Learning about Surface Area and Volume Using "Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!"

    05 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area.  The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is...

  9. Quantum Memory for Enhanced Sensing and Photon Storage and Correlation

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jörg Wrachtrup

    The talk will describe the use of nuclear spin quantum memories in diamond defect centers for sensing and quantum repeater applications.

  10. Quantum Error Correction for Metrology

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Fedor Jelezko

    I will discuss recent developments transforming quantum control tools into quantum technologies based on single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. I will present ultrasensitive MRI at nanoscale and recently developed magnetometry protocols that use quantum error correction as a resource....

  11. VIRTUAL PHOTONS: From Lamb’s shift to Dicke’s superradiance

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Marlan O. Scully, Dawei Wang

    The effects of virtual photons are very real. The Lamb shift and Unruh radiation are examples. It may even be possible to make real advances from virtual processes in solar cells. The three main topics to be covered are: The Lamb Shift Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Unruh Radiation is a...

  12. Opening Remarks

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

  13. Photons as 'Glue' for Dissimilar Quantum Systems

    12 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Oliver Benson

    Here we report on different photon sources, which could be part of a quantum hybrid architecture or which could provide the‘glue’for dissimilar quantum systems.The talk concerns on the one hand the integration of stable emitters as reliable sources and on the other hand the...

  14. Light Matter Interfaces for NV Center in Diamond

    11 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexey V Akimov

    The NV center in diamond is attracting a lot of attention within the quantum information processing community. As a spin system in a clean and well-controlled environment of the diamond lattice, it exhibits outstanding performance as a quantum memory, even at room temperature....

  15. Bifunctional Air Electrode Studies

    01 Apr 2016 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk, C. T. Liu

    This presentation outlines a number of fundamental and processing studies conducted on carbon-based bifunctional air electrodes

  16. Multi-Scale Modeling of Self-Heating Effects in Nano-Devices

    21 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suleman Sami Qazi, Akash Anil Laturia, Robin Louis Daugherty, Katerina Raleva, Dragica Vasileska

    IWCE 2015 presentation. This paper discusses a multi-scale device modeling scheme for analyzing self-heating effects in nanoscale silicon devices. A 2D/3D particle-based device simulator is self-consistently coupled to an energy balance solver for the acoustic and optical phonon bath. This...

  17. Validating Simple Approaches for Quantum Cascade Laser Modeling

    21 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Martin Franckie, David O. Winge, Andreas Wacker

    IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.

  18. Piezotronics in 2D Piezoelectric Semiconductors

    01 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wenzhuo Wu

    Monolayer MoS2 and other TMDCs have been theoretically predicted to exhibit piezoelectricity due to the strain induced lattice distortion and associated ion charge polarization, suggesting possible applications of these 2D nanomaterials in nano-scale electromechanical devices that take advantage...

  19. Hybrid Perovskite Optoelectronics

    05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tao (Tom) Wu

    I will discuss the perspective of applying hybrid perovskites in photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices, with a focus on photodetectors and phototransistors. Our experiments on perovskite phototransistors provided direct evidence on the ambipolar transport in perovskite films with balanced...

  20. Optoelectronic Spintronics and Quantum Photonics in 2D Materials

    07 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Schaibley

    First, I will discuss the physics and applications of 2D heterostructures composed of stacked monolayers of MoSe_2 and WSe_2 . These heterostructures host interlayer valley excitons where the electrons and holes are located in different layers. These spatially indirect excitons exhibit long...