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Research interests

Our research on the theory of quantum nanostructures is motivated by the prospect of next generation quantum technologies for energy, sensing, and information processing.

Exploring the interface of condensed matter physics, quantum optics, -information, and -biology, we utilise cutting-edge analytical and numerical techniques to study the rich and complex quantum properties of engineered and natural nanostructures (such as for example semiconductor quantum dots, NV- centres in diamond, molecular systems). We are particularly interested in how these systems can be controlled and harnessed for practical applications and novel quantum technologies. Much of our work is performed in close collaboration with experimental colleagues.

Biography

Erik Gauger has joined IPaQS in January 2015 as a Royal Society of Edinburgh / Scottish Government Personal Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University. Previously he received a Diplom degree in physics from the University of Konstanz (2005) before taking up a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training Fellowship to obtain a DPhil from the University of Oxford (2009). Following a postdoctoral appointment at Oxford (2009-2011), Erik held appointments as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore (2011-2014).

Research Group Contact Details

For more information please see the Quantum Technology Theory group website.

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quantum dots Physics & Astronomy
photons Physics & Astronomy
tomography Physics & Astronomy
Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins Chemical Compounds
dimers Physics & Astronomy
dipoles Physics & Astronomy
solid state Physics & Astronomy
emitters Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2011 2019

Charge-State Assignment of Nanoscale Single-Electron Transistors from their Current-Voltage Characteristics

Limburg, B., Thomas, J. O., Sowa, J. K., Willick, K., Baugh, J., Gauger, E. M., Briggs, G. A. D., Mol, J. A. & Anderson, H. L., 21 Aug 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 31, p. 14820-14827 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

single electron transistors
electric potential
transistors
molecules
Pauli exclusion principle

Coarse-graining in retrodictive quantum state tomography

Scerri, D., Gauger, E. & Knee, G. C., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Physics Communications. 3, 7, 075003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
tomography
phase error
defects

Light-harvesting with guide-slide superabsorbing condensed-matter nanostructures

Brown, W. M. & Gauger, E. M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 10, 15, p. 4323-4329 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
chutes
Nanostructures
Antennas
dipoles

Marcus Theory of Thermoelectricity in Molecular Junctions

Sowa, J. K., Mol, J. A. & Gauger, E. M., 21 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 7, p. 4103–4108 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermoelectricity
energy conversion
thermoelectric materials
molecular electronics
Seebeck effect

Optimal power generation using dark states in dimers strongly coupled to their environment

Rouse, D. M., Gauger, E. M. & Lovett, B. W., 20 Jun 2019, In : New Journal of Physics. 21, 6, 063025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dimers
output
interference
molecules
radiative recombination

Activities 2012 2017

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in Festival or Exhibition
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Oral presentation

UK Quantum Dot Day

Erik Gauger (Invited speaker)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Design principles for quantum-enhanced photocells inspired by biological systems

Erik Gauger (Speaker)
9 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Scottish Crucible

Erik Gauger (Participant)
24 Apr 201519 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Quantum Atomic, Molecular, and Plasma Physics

Erik Gauger (Invited speaker)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Explorathon'15

Erik Gauger (Participant)
25 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition