Quantum Coherence in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Luke McClintock , University of Alabama at Birmingham
Quantum mechanics dominates the electronic properties of nanoscale device structures. Quantum-based technology would theoretically be extremely efficient at performing certain computations, but a property known as decoherence stands in the path of development. By studying decoherence through terahertz spectroscopy, we hope to understand how this phenomenon will limit future devices.