LT-STM/STS, carbon nanotubes, photonics and quantum sensing: A (fundamental + applied) research summary

Speaker: 
Gilles Buchs
From: 
CQC2T at UNSW
When: 
3pm Thursday 20th September 2018
Where: 
Room G59, Old Main Building, UNSW Kensington Campus

This presentation will cover results and outlook in three main research activities, from my PhD to my most recent role in applied research and technology transfer. I will start with LT-STM/STS studies of the effects of artificially created point defects on the electronic structure of metallic and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes aiming at the creation of ultra-short quantum dots for applications in nanoelectronics and quantum optics (University of Basel and EMPA, Switzerland). I will then describe studies of the opto-electronic and photo-thermal properties of electrostatically doped suspended single-walled carbon nanotube devices for applications in quantum information processing (TU Delft, NL). Finally, I will present applied research work performed at CSEM in Switzerland spanning several different projects in the field of photonics and metrology including frequency combs stabilization techniques, as well as in the field of (first generation) quantum sensing and timekeeping with miniature atomic gyroscopes and miniature atomic clocks based on MEMS vapor cells.