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Third-party-funded project

"Raman Spectroscopy on Nano Structures" within the "Sonderforschungsbereich 410: Growth Mechanism, Low Dimensional Structures and Interfaces"

Project management at the University of Würzburg:

Participating scientists:

Within this "Sonderforschungsbereich" we are performing linear Raman spectroscopical and femtosecond time-resolved measurements on quantum dots embeded in glass matrices and thin films, quantum dots and quantum wires located on surfaces as well as on quantum islands in collaboration with other projects located in the Physics Department. The optical properties of such low dimensional systems are of great interest in semiconductor physics. Quantum wires or dots are quasi one- or zero-dimensional systems in which free carriers and lattice vibrations (phonons) show special quantization effects. The energy of the phonons and their dependence on the size of the microstructures in a nanometer range can be determined by linear Raman spectroscopy. The femtosecond time-resolved investigations yield information about dynamical processes taking place after optical excitation.

Key words:
    Raman spectroscopy
    Femtosecond time resolved spectroscopy
    Low dimensional systems

Projekt period: from 01.1999 to 12.2002

Funding institution:
DFG ( Sonderforschungsbereich 410, dritte Förderperiode )

Preceding project:
SFB 410, zweite Förderperiode