Theory & Computational Physics
A surface acoustic wave propagates along the semiconductor/vacuum interface. The light is trapped and quantised on the semiconductor surface.
We have a wide range of research activities in the fields of condensed matter theory, classical electrodynamics, photonics and nonliner optics, as well as molecular dynamics and transport phenomena. We work on refining the existing and developing new fundamental theoretical approaches and computational methods and proposing and modelling novel devise applications. We coordinate our research efforts closely with experimental efforts within the CMP group and develop collaboration with experimental groups from other universities in the UK and abroad.
Our active research projects include:
- Dephasing in Quantum Dots
- Cavity-QED with quantum dots
- Resonant state expansion for relativistic and non-relativistic wave equations
- Numerical modelling of optical biosensors
- Excitons and microcavity polaritons in coupled quantum wells
- Many-body theory and spatio-temporal dymanics of excitonic fluids
- Resonant Acousto-optics and Acousto-plasmonics
- Electron conduction across single molecules
- Quasi-optical components and metamaterials for THz applications.
- Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics modelling of biopolymers, DNA, proteins and molecular motors.
- Phenomenological theory of phase transitions driven by quasi-particle interactions.