PD Dr. habil. Harald Schneider

Phone: +49 351 260 2880


05.01.2021 | Our publication on Gold implanted germanium photoswitch for cavity dumping of a free-electron laser has appeared in Applied Physics Letters.

09.11.2020 | Our paper on Non-plasmonic improvement in photoconductive THz emitters using nano- and micro-structured electrodes has been published in Optics Express.

13.08.2020 | Publication of our work on All-THz pump-probe spectroscopy of the intersubband AC-Stark effect in a wide GaAs quantum well in the journal Optics Express.

31.03.2020 | Publication of our results on Nonlinear Charge Transport in InGaAs Nanowires at Terahertz Frequencies in the journal Nano Letters.

03.03.2020 | Publication of our work Up to 70 THz bandwidth from implanted Ge photoconductive antenna excited by a fibre laser in the journal Light: Science & Applications, see also our recent press release.

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We are continuously looking for students to join our topics. If you are interested, please get in touch with the contact person listed or with Dr. Harald Schneider.

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Department of Spectroscopy (FWIH)

Research Topics

  • Optical investigations of novel materials in the visible, infrared, and terahertz regimes
  • Low-dimensional semiconductor structures: quantum wells, heterostructures, superlattices, quantum dots, graphene and other twodimensional semiconductors (monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides), topological insulators
  • Dynamical processes on femtosecond and picosecond time scales
  • Semiconductor electrons and excitons in strong terahertz fields
  • Terahertz emitters and detectors
  • Ultrafast optoelectronic components
  • Molecular beam epitaxy of III-V nanowires
  • Phase transitions in transition metal oxides under high pressure

Characterization Methods

  • Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear laser spectroscopy, pump-probe, four-wave mixing
  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence, electroluminescence
  • Time-resolved photoluminescence
  • Infrared and terahertz near-field microscopy

Time-resolved optical experiments are performed with table-top femtosecond lasers (Ti:sapphire oscillators, amplifiers, OPG/OPA, THz emitters) and with the free-electron laser at ELBE. The latter offers unique possibilities for time-resolved spectroscopy in the mid- and far-infrared regimes, in particular for investigations on semiconductors and their nanostructures. Synchronization of table-top femtosecond lasers to the free-electron laser is also possible (e. g, for two-color experiments). The department is also involved in the application of these measurement techniques at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory.


PD Dr. habil. Harald Schneider

Phone: +49 351 260 2880