Belyanin Group:

Optics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

Research highlights

Electrons in nanostructured materials or in a strong magnetic field are confined into a potential well narrower than their de Broglie wavelength. Such a quantum-confined electron gas offers a fascinating playground for quantum optics and condensed matter physics, in which electron wave functions, energies, transition matrix elements, scattering rates, and many other parameters can be designed and controlled. We study coherent and ultrafast optical phenomena in these artificial materials. We apply the results of our theoretical analysis and numerical modeling to design novel optical semiconductor devices with unique functionalities such as operation in new spectral ranges, generation of ultrafast pulses and entangled photon states, ultra-sensitive photon detection, or ultra-broad modulation bandwidth. Our recent research projects include:

Professor Alexey Belyanin

Dr. Alexey Belyanin

Office: MIST 426 
Phone: (979) 845-7785
Fax: (979) 845-2590
Email: belyanin [at]

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4242