By completing the Quantum Dot Lab, you will be able to:

a) understand the 3D confinement of carriers in a quantum dot,

b) describe effects of geometry of a quantum dot on the energy states of carriers,

c) study light absorption of a quantum dot

The specific objectives of the Quantum Dot Lab are:

## Recommended Reading

If you have not had experience with quantum mechanics, listed below are the suggested reading materials:

1. D. K. Ferry, Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Second Edition (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001).

2. P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

3. Quantum dot, wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_dot.

## Demo

- First time user guide for quantum dot lab
- Introduction to quantum dot lab
- Quantum dot lab tool demonstration

## Theoretical Description

- Quantum dots
- Introduction to Quantum Dots and Modeling Needs/Requirements
- Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool

## Tool Verification

## Worked Examples

## Exercises and Homework Assignments

## Solutions to Exercises

- Solutions to exercises are provided to Instructors ONLY!