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...
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...
NextTech Handbook 2012 Draft
07 Apr 2016 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jill Ferguson
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...
[Illinois] ECE 564 Lecture 2
05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
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...
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...
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...
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.
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....
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...
05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
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...
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....
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...