Quantum optics with quantum-dot and quantum-well systems

L. Schneebeli, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A theoretical framework is presented to investigate the buildup of quantum-optical correlations in semiconductor quantum-dot and extended quantum-well/quantum-wire systems. As representative examples, the generation of squeezing and the strong light-matter coupling are analyzed. The Fermionic versus Bosonic character of matter is shown to have significant influence on the generic light-matter coupling. The correlation spectroscopy is presented as a suitable tool to demonstrate quantized-light effects via the measurement of the re-emitted light-field quantum statistics. Furthermore, the concept of quantum-optical spectroscopy is discussed as a viable method to directly manipulate strongly interacting many-body states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Optics with Semiconductor Nanostructures
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780857092328
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Cluster expansion
  • Correlation spectroscopy
  • Light-matter coupling
  • Quantum-optical spectroscopy
  • Semiconductor quantum optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantum optics with quantum-dot and quantum-well systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this