Seminar INFLPR, Prof. Eli KAPON, Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), 13 Mai 2010: Quantum Nanophotonics using Ordered Quantum Dot systems

Titlul seminarului: Quantum Nanophotonics using Ordered Quantum Dot systems

Eli Kapon received his Ph.D. in physics from Tel Aviv University, Israel in
1982. He then spent two years at the California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, as a Chaim Weizmann Research Fellow, where he worked mainly on
phase-locked arrays of semiconductor lasers. From 1984 till 1993 he was with
Bellcore, New Jersey, first as member of technical staff, and from 1989 as
District Manager. At Bellcore, he worked on integrated optics in III-V
compounds and on low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, particularly
quantum wires and quantum dots. He managed the Quantum Structures District
and the Integrated Optoelectronics District at Bellcore from 1989 till 1992
and from 1992 till 1993, respectively. In 1993 he was appointed Professor of
Physics of Nanostructures at the Physics Department of the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he heads the Laboratory of
Physics of Nanostructures. In 1999-2000 he spent his sabbatical as Sackler
Scholar at the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies in
Tel Aviv University, Israel. During that period he helped establishing the
Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and served as
its first Director from 2000 to 2002. In 2001 he founded the start up
BeamExpress and has been serving as its Chief Scientist. He is currently
serving as Director of the Institute of Quantum Electronics and Photonics in
the Faculty of Basic Sciences at EPFL. His research interests include
self-organization of nanostructures, optical properties and electron
transport in low-dimensional quantum structures, quantum wire and quantum
dot lasers, photonic crystals and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers.
He is author or co-author of >300 journal articles, >10 patents, and editor
of two books on semiconductor lasers.
Prof. Kapon is Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Physical Society of
America, and a recipient of a 2007 Humboldt Research Award.