I am Stefan Lichtmannecker, PhD student in the group of J.J. Finley. The topic of
my thesis is photonics and my main interesest is the control of spontaneous
emission and the propagation of light in Gallium Arsenide. In this system we have
quantum dots (InGaAs) as efficient sources of single photons, cavities to enhance
their emission and waveguides to control the flow of light within the chip. This
system is a promising candidate for applications towards quantum computing and
for interesting cavity quantum electrodynamic effects.