Towards a Quantum Dot-Based Single Photon Source
- Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
- Event date: 8th June 2006
- Speaker: Robert Lambert (Heriot-Watt University)
- Location: Room 6206, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Are we cruising the information highway with our car doors unlocked? Is identity theft and online fraud going to continue to increase indefinately? If Bob wants to send a secret message to his friend Alice how can he tell if it is intercepted by nasty Eve on the way?
"What if Bob happened to have a high-stability, liquid-helium-cooled, solid-immersion-lens-enhanced, sub-diffraction-limited, confocal microscope, focussed onto a single charge-tuneable quantum dot?" I hear you ask.
I will discuss the outcome of my final year project towards a quantum-dot based single photon source, proving the existance of quantum mechanics through experiment, and maybe... some day... saving the world...
The experimental particle physics seminar series invites speakers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments at the LHC, accelerator and non-accelerator based neutrino physics, hardware R&D and astroparticle physics. .