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Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Prof. Alexander Holleitner

Research Field

The Holleitner group investigates optoelectronic phenomena in nanoscale circuits with special focus on ultrafast optoelectronics, quantum optoelectronics, and excitonic systems. Exploiting an on-chip THz time-domain photocurrent spectroscopy, picosecond currents in na-noscale circuits are explored in the time domain including dielectric displacement currents, the non-equilibrium transport of photogenerated charge and spin carriers, helicity dependent currents, time-resolved photo-thermoelectric phenomena, and recombination lifetime limited photocurrents. A further topic is the study of many-body phenomena and interactions in dipolar excitonic ensembles in nanofabricated quantum traps formed in semiconductor heterostructures. In addition, novel types of photo-electronic systems are constructed and investigated that consist of mixed organic and inorganic nanosystems such as molecules, nanocrystals, 2D layered materials, carbon nanotubes, and photosynthetic "light harvesting" proteins. The research topics aim to fully exploit the potential of nanoscale circuits for optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications, as well as for communication and information technologies.

Address/Contact

Am Coulombwall 4/I
85748 Garching b. München

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Teaching

Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung
ArtSWSDozent(en)Termine
Experimentalphysik 2 (MSE)
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 3 Holleitner, A. Mo, 12:15–13:00, MW 2001
Di, 12:00–14:00, MW 2001
Tensor Networks
aktuelle Informationen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 4.0 von Delft, J. siehe LSF der LMU München
Topological Electronics and Materials
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Kastl, C. Mi, 12:15–13:45, ZNN 0.001
Two Dimensional Materials
eLearning-Kurs
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Holleitner, A. Di, 10:00–12:00, ZNN 0.001
Quantum Materials for Electronics and Optics
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PS 2 Holleitner, A.
Mitwirkende: Kastl, C.
Fr, 14:00–15:30, ZNN 0.001
Seminar und Journal-Club zu Optoelektronik auf der Nanoskala
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
HS 2 Holleitner, A.
Übungen zu Tensor Networks
aktuelle Informationen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2.0 von Delft, J. siehe LSF der LMU München
Übung zu Experimentalphysik 2 (MSE)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 1
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Termine in Gruppen
Übung zu Topologische Elektronik und Materialien
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2
Leitung/Koordination: Kastl, C.
Übung zu Zweidimensionale Materialien
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Absolventenfeier
aktuelle Informationen
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
KO 0.1 Holleitner, A. Kienberger, R. einzelne oder verschobene Termine
FOPRA-Versuch 107: Nicht-klassische Physik mit verschränkten Photonen
LV-Unterlagen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PR 1 -, M. Sigl, L.
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
FOPRA-Versuch 37: Symmetrien in exfoliierten 2D-Quantenmaterialien
LV-Unterlagen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PR 1 Nisi, K.
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
FOPRA-Versuch 66: Oberflächenplasmonen (KM)
eLearning-Kurs aktuelle Informationen
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PR 1 Hötger, A. Kastl, C.
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Information on Research Phase, Master's Thesis, and End of Studies in the Master’s Program Quantum Science & Technology
eLearning-Kurs
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
OV 0.1 Brandt, M. Holleitner, A. einzelne oder verschobene Termine
Master's Seminar (QST)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Master's Work Experience (QST)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Mentoring-Programm im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
KO 0.2 Holleitner, A.
Repetitorium zu Quantenmaterialien für die Elektronik und Optik
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
RE 2
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Repetitorium zu Seminar und Journal-Club zu Optoelektronik auf der Nanoskala
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
RE 2
Leitung/Koordination: Holleitner, A.
Schottky-Seminar
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist keinem Modul zugeordnet.
SE 2 Belkin, M. Brandt, M. Finley, J. Holleitner, A. Sharp, I. … (insgesamt 6) Di, 13:15–14:30, WSI S101

Offers for Theses in the Group

Atomistically thin semiconducting 2D materials and their optical properties
Atomically thin van der Waals crystals form truly two-dimensional materials with remarkable quantum effects. Examples range from semi-metallic graphene to topological insulators and semiconducting materials with a thickness of only few atoms. The goal of this project is to characterize the fundamental symmetries of the underlying crystals and optical properties of such two-dimensional materials determined by optical means including Raman, photoluminescence (PL) and second harmonic generation (SHG) measurements, and to understand their optical properties particularly in two-dimensional heterostacks. The latter allow to build atomically thin field-effect, tunnelling, and photovoltaic devices. Interest and good knowledge in solid state physics, semiconductor physics, Python programming, optoelectronics or nanofabrication is a plus, but certainly not a must.
suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
Supervisor: Alexander Holleitner
Determination of optical dipole of quantum emitters

In this project, the emitter dipole of single quantum emitters in two-dimensional materials shall be explored by applying a back-focal-plane imaging method. The back-focal-plane image in a microscope allows to determine whether the photon emitters exhibit an in-plane or out-of-plane dipole at the focal spot of the microscope. Moreover, the circular dichroism of the emission shall be explored to learn about he spin- and valley-selection rules of the underlying emitters. Both insights are essential for the interpretation of the wave-functions of the quantum emitters, and to what extend, the emitters can be modelled in terms of a two-level-system.

Interest or good knowledge in solid state physics, semiconductor physics, Python programming, optoelectronics or nanofabrication is a plus, but certainly not a must.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Alexander Holleitner
Non-linear anomalous thermal transport in 2D materials with broken symmetry
In atomistic crystals with a broken inversion symmetry, a thermal gradient is supposed to generate a non-equilibrium spin-population at the edges of the material. So far, similar non-linear effects with an anomalous spin-population have been detected mainly by electronic means. This project explores the important impact of the thermal (phonon) bath on the spin-dynamics in corresponding crystals. Interest or good knowledge in solid state physics, semiconductor physics, Python programming, optoelectronics or nanofabrication is a plus, but certainly not a must.
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Alexander Holleitner

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Optoelectronic Measurements of Edge States in 3D Quantum Hall Materials
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Alexander Holleitner
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