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Welcome to the Active Plasmonics & Photonics - Group
Group leader: Dr. Michael Kaniber (Chair of Prof. Dr. Jonathan Finley)


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Welcome to the Kaniber-group at Walter Schottky Institut! Our young group is part of the Finley-Labs for "Semiconductor Nanostructures and Quantum Systems" (Prof. J. J. Finley) and consists of highly-motivated, enthusiastic and curiosity driven junior and senior researchers working on various aspects of emerging semiconductor based nano-photonic systems.

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Our research focuses on the understanding, control and manipulation of light-matter-interactions between semiconductor quantum materials with reduced dimensionality and high-quality, lithographically engineered nano-photonic environments, eventually down to the single quantum level. For this purpose, we combine quantum dots, nanowires and novel, atomically thin semiconductor crystals with photonic crystal nanostructures or nano-plasmonic waveguides and antennas. Alongside the interest in the fundamental electronic, quantum optical and mechanical aspects of the involved individual entities, we are further driven by the goal of on-chip integration for testing new concept of future nano-photonic circuitry. Therefore, our typical approach combines modern nano-fabrication methods, like electron-beam and Helium-ion beam lithography, with high-quality nanomaterials and ultra-fast quantum optical laser spectroscopy. Our motivation is to gain new insights into the physical mechanisms of the various nanoscopic systems, study and control their interplay and shed light on their potential for novel real-world applications.



Open Positions:

We are always looking for highly motivated students who would like to work in the field of solid-state based nano-photonics. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Michael Kaniber for an informal discussion on the opportunities available in the "Active Plasmonics & Photonics" - Group. More details on currently available topics for Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-projects can be found here.





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