Faculty Advisor

Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.

Abstract

This project uses the numerical technique known as the finite-difference method to solve for the energies and wave functions of quantum dots. The quantum dots are modeled by the BenDaniel-Duke Hamiltonian. A new application is the structure known as the Quantum Ice-Cream. A detailed study of the electronic localization in the latter is carried out. An important new result is the discovery of high-energy states near the apex of the structures, which has great relevance to laser structures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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