Sham Group

Semiconductor spintronics

Specialized in condensed matter physics. Current interest is in basic issues in optical control, measurement of and environmental effects on electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots, for possible applications to quantum information processing and spintronics. Past experience was in many-body interaction theory in solids, including electrons and quantized vibrations in crystals; density functional theory and solution of the band-gap problem; linear and nonlinear optical properties in semiconductors.