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Dr Edmund Harbord

Dr Edmund Harbord

Dr Edmund Harbord
PhD(Lond.), MSc(Lond.), MPhys(Oxon.)

Lecturer in Optical Communications & Networks

Area of research

Quantum dots for single photon sources and lasers

Office 5.03
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5390

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Biography

I am a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, based in QETlabs - the Quantum Engineering Technologies Labs - and the Photonics research group.

I work on quantum dots: nanoscale inclusions of one semiconductor embedded in another. The quantum dots - sometimes called "artificial atoms" - provide 3D confinement of the electrons and holes on a length scale of a few nanometers, leading to the formation of discrete, atom-like energy levels localized within the quantum dot. These are quite unlike the usual delocalized carriers we think about in semiconductors. These are useful for making single photon sources - the devices that will ...

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