Development and study of one dimensional semiconducting nanowires and carbon nanotubes

We study quantum transport and quantum optics in semiconducting nanowires and carbon nanotubes. We have various projects aiming to develop (spin) qubits, understand and control spin-orbit interaction, single-electron to single-photon conversion, induced-superconductivity, topological phases and the creation of Majorana Fermions as new particles in condensed matter systems.

Development and study of topological properties in 1D and 2D semiconducting systems

Our goal is to develop a topologically-protected quantum computer utilizing Majorana bound states in semiconductor-superconductor hybrid systems. As part of this, we have various projects aiming to understand and control spin-orbit interaction and induced-superconductivity in these materials, and develop superconducting microwave circuits for readout of these qubits.

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