Research Fellows Directory
Professor Sven Hoefling
University of St Andrews
More than a century after the introduction of incandescent lighting and half a century after the realization of semiconductor lasers, semiconductor light sources are continuing to revolutionize applications and therewith our everyday life. The creativity of engineers, quantum physicists and material scientists results in semiconductor light emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers and quantum light emitters with unprecedented characteristics. At the heart of these devices is the utilization of tailored light matter interactions in novel or functionalised materials, a field I’m studying with passion.
My research is focussed on the design, fabrication, characterization and utilization of novel materials and devices. I’m tailoring and investigating low-dimensional electronic and photonic materials with the emphasis to understand and exploit light-matter interactions. I’m exploring inorganic and organic semiconductors, their interaction with light in microcavities, semiconductor lasers, transition metal oxides, and quantum optical effects in solids. I design and investigate advanced materials, explore their fundamental physical properties and exploit new effects in devices that are also successfully commercialized by companies.
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