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.


Am Coulombwall 4/I
85748 Garching b. München

Members of the Research Group




Course with Participations of Group Members

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Quantized one-dimensional edge channels with strong spin-orbit coupling in 3D topological insulators
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Alexander Holleitner

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.