PD Dr. habil. Harald Schneider

Head, Department of Spectroscopy

Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

Phone +49-351-260-2880
Fax +49-351-260-12880
E-Mail h.schneider@hzdr.de
Education / Titles / Positions
1985 Diploma in Physics, Universität Tübingen, Germany
1985 Diploma in Mathematics, Universität Tübingen, Germany
1988 Ph. D. in Physics, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
1988–1989 Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
1989–2005 Senior Research Associate, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Freiburg, Germany
2003 Habilitation in Physics, Universität Freiburg, Germany
2003–   Privatdozent, Universität Freiburg, Germany
2005– Head, Department of Spectroscopy, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany
1980 Student fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1988 Otto-Hahn-Medal, awarded for the best Ph. D. theses of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
2001 Wissenschaftspreis, awarded by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft for scientific excellence in applied research projects carried out jointly by Fraunhofer Institutes and business enterprises and/or other research organizations

Visiting Appointments, Guest Professorships

Univ. Wollongong, Australia (2017, 2018), École Normale Supérieure, France (2016), Univ. Paris VII, France (2011), Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China (2010-2013), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (2008),  Univ. of Tokyo, Japan (2005), National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (2004 & 2005), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan (1993), AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA (1993, 1994)

Selected Publications

For my full publication list see ResearcherID.

Book Monograph

H. Schneider and H. C. Liu, Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors: Physics and Applications,
ISBN 3-540-36323-8, Springer Series in Optical Sciences Vol. 126, Springer 2007

Recent Journal Publications (Selection)


R. Rana, J. M. Klopf, J. Grenzer, H. Schneider, M. Helm, and A. Pashkin, Nonthermal nature of photoinduced insulator-to-metal transition in NbO2, Phys. Rev. B 99, 041102(R) (2019)


J. M. Braun, H. Schneider, M. Helm, R. Mirek, L. A. Boatner, R. E. Marvel, R. F. Haglund Jr., A. Pashkin, Ultrafast response of photoexcited carriers in VO2 at high-pressure, New J. Phys. 20, 083003 (2018)

D. de Moura Pedroso, J. Schmidt, A. Passaro, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Fano signatures between intersubband and ponderomotive responses in MQW structures, Opt. Express 26, 24054 (2018)

A. Singh, A. Pashkin, S. Winnerl, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Gapless broadband terahertz emission from a germanium photoconductive emitter, ACS Photonics 5, 2718 (2018)


B. Piętka, N. Bobrovska, D. Stephan, M. Teich, M. Król, S. Winnerl, A. Pashkin, R. Mirek, K. Lekenta, F. Morier-Genoud, H. Schneider, B. Deveaud, M. Helm, M. Matuszewski, J. Szczytko, Doubly dressed bosons: Exciton polaritons in a strong terahertz field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 077403 (2017)

F. Wendler, M. Mittendorff, J. König-Otto, S. Brem, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, R. Böttger, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, E. Malic, Symmetry-breaking supercollisions in Landau-quantized graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 067405 (2017)

J. C. König-Otto, Y. Wang, A. Belyanin, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, M. Orlita, A. Pashkin, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Four-Wave Mixing in Landau-Quantized Graphene, Nano Lett. 17, 2184 (2017)


L. Balaghi, T. Tauchnitz, R. Hübner, L. Bischoff, H. Schneider, M. Helm, E. Dimakis, Droplet-confined alternate pulsed epitaxy of GaAs nanowires on Si substrates down to CMOS-compatible temperatures, Nano Lett. 16, 4032 (2016)

F. Eßer, S. Winnerl, A. Patanè, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Excitonic mobility edge and ultra-short photoluminescence decay time in n-type GaAsN, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 182113 (2016)

K. J. Kaltenecker, J. C. Otto, M. Mittendorff, S. Winnerl, H. Schneider, M. Helm, H.P. Helm, M. Walther, B. M. Fischer, Gouy phase shift of a radially polarized Gaussian beam, Optica 3, 35 (2016)

J. C. König-Otto, M. Mittendorff, T. Winzer, F. Kadi, E. Malic, A. Knorr, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, A. Pashkin, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Slow noncollinear Coulomb scattering in the vicinity of the Dirac point in graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 087401 (2016)

A. Singh, S. Winnerl, J. C. König-Otto, D. R. Stephan, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Plasmonic efficiency enhancement at the anode of strip line photoconductive terahertz emitters, Opt. Express 24, 22628 (2016)

D. Stephan, J. Bhattacharyya, Y. H. Huo, O. G. Schmidt, A. Rastelli, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Inter-sublevel dynamics in single InAs/GaAs quantum dots induced by strong terahertz excitation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 082107 (2016)


M. Fehrenbacher, S. Winnerl, H. Schneider, J. Döring, S. C. Kehr, L. M. Eng, Y. Huo, O. G. Schmidt, K. Yao, Y. Liu, M. Helm, Plasmonic Superlensing in Doped GaAs, Nano Lett. 15, 1057 (2015)

J. Y. Jia, T. M. Wang, Y. H. Zhang, W. Z. Shen, H. Schneider, High-temperature photon-noise-limited performance terahertz quantum-well photodetectors, IEEE Trans. Terahertz Science Technol. 5, 715 (2015)

M. Mittendorff, F. Wendler, E. Malic, A. Knorr, M. Orlita, M. Potemski, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Carrier dynamics in Landau-quantized graphene featuring strong Auger scattering, Nature Phys. 11, 75 (2015)

M. Mittendorff, J. Kamann, J. Eroms, D. Weiss, C. Drexler, S. D. Ganichev, J. Kerbusch, A. Erbe, R. J. Suess, T. E. Murphy, S. Chatterjee, K. Kolata, J. Ohser, J. C. König-Otto, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Universal ultrafast detector for short optical pulses based on graphene, Optics Express 23, 28728 (2015)


J. Bhattacharyya, S. Zybell, F. Eßer, M. Helm, H. Schneider, L. Schneebeli, C. N. Böttge, B. Breddermann, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, A. M. Andrews, G. Strasser, Magnetic control of Coulomb scattering and terahertz transitions among excitons, Phys. Rev. B 89, 125313 (2014)

M. R. Hao, S. Zhang, Y. H. Zhang, W. Z. Shen, H. Schneider, H. C. Liu, Near room temperature photon noise limited quantum well infrared photodetector, Laser Photonics Rev. 8, 297 (2014)

M. Mittendorff, T. Winzer, E. Malic, A. Knorr, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Anisotropy of excitation and relaxation of photogenerated charge carriers in graphene, Nano Letters 8, 1504 (2014)

M. Teich, M. Wagner, D. Stehr, H. Schneider, M. Helm, C. N. Böttge, A. C. Klettke, S. Chatterjee, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, Systematic investigation of THz-induced excitonic Rabi splitting, Phys. Rev. B 89, 115311 (2014)

Some older papers

W. D. Rice, J. Kono, S. Zybell, S. Winnerl, J. Bhattacharyya, H. Schneider, M. Helm, B. Ewers, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, L. Schneebeli, B. Breddermann, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, Observation of forbidden exciton transitions mediated by Coulomb interactions in photoexcited semiconductor quantum wells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 137404 (2013)

M. Teich, S. Winnerl, D.R. Stephan, H. Schneider, M. Helm, L.R. Wilson, Intersublevel dephasing in InAs/GaAs quantum dots below the Reststrahlen band, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 252110 (2013)

M. Teich, M. Wagner, H. Schneider, M. Helm, Semiconductor quantum well excitons in strong, narrowband terahertz fields, New J. Phys. 15, 065007 (2013)

M. Xu, M. Mittendorff, R. J. B. Dietz, H. Künzel, B. Sartorius, T. Göbel, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, THz generation and detection with InGaAs-based large-area photoconductive devices excited at 1.55 µm, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 251114 (2013)

J. Bhattacharyya, S. Zybell, S. Winnerl, M. Helm, M. Hopkinson, L. R. Wilson, H. Schneider, In-plane interdot carrier transfer in InAs/GaAs quantum dots, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 051109 (2012)

R. Jacob, S. Winnerl, M. Fehrenbacher, J. Bhattacharyya, H. Schneider, M. T. Wenzel, H.-G. von Ribbeck, L. M. Eng, P. Atkinson, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, M. Helm, Intersublevel spectroscopy on single InAs-quantum dots by terahertz near-field microscopy, Nano Lett. 12, 4336 (2012).

S. Winnerl, R. Hubrich, M. Mittendorff, H. Schneider, M. Helm, Universal phase relation between longitudinal and transverse fields observed in focused terahertz beams, New J. Phys. 14, 103049 (2012)

S. Winnerl, M. Orlita, P. Plochocka, P. Kossacki, M. Potemski, T. Winzer, E. Malic, A. Knorr, M. Sprinkle, C. Berger, W.A. de Heer, H. Schneider, M. Helm, Carrier dynamics in epitaxial graphene close to the Dirac point, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 237401 (2011).

M. Wagner, H. Schneider, D. Stehr, S. Winnerl, A. M. Andrews, S. Schartner, G. Strasser, M. Helm, Observation of the intraexciton Autler-Townes effect in GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor quantum wells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 167401 (2010).

D. Golde, M. Wagner, D. Stehr, H. Schneider, M. Helm, A. M. Andrews, T. Roch, G. Strasser, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, Fano signatures in the intersubband terahertz response of optically excited semiconductor quantum wells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 127403 (2009).

L. Kuznetsova, C. Wang, V. Gkortsas, L. Diehl, F. X. Kärtner, M. A. Belkin, A. Belyanin, X. Li, D. Ham, H. Schneider, P. Grant, S. Haffouz, Z. R. Wasilewski, H. C. Liu, F. Capasso, Mode-locked pulses from mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers, Opt. Express 17, 12929-12943 (2009).

H. Schneider, H. C. Liu, S. Winnerl, C. Y. Song, M. Walther, M. Helm, Terahertz two-photon quantum well infrared photodetector, Opt. Express 17, 12279-12284 (2009).

S. Winnerl, B. Zimmermann, F. Peter, H. Schneider, M. Helm, Terahertz Bessel-Gauss beams of radial and azimuthal polarization from microstructured photoconductive antennas, Opt. Express 17, 1571-1576 (2009).

A. Gordon, C. Y. Wang,, L. Diehl, F. X. Kärtner, A. Belyanin, D. Bour, S. Corzine, G. Höfler, H. C. Liu, H. Schneider, T. Maier, M. Troccoli, J. Faist, F. Capasso, Multimode regimes in quantum cascade lasers: From coherent instabilities to spatial hole burning, Phys. Rev. A 77, 053804 (2008).

H. Schneider, H. C. Liu, S. Winnerl, O. Drachenko, M. Helm, J. Faist, Room-temperature mid-infrared two-photon photodetector, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 101114 (2008).

H. Schneider, H. C. Liu, T. Maier, M. Walther, Two-photon photocurrent autocorrelation using intersubband transitions at nearly-resonant excitation, Opt. Express 16, 1523 (2008).

H. Schneider, T. Maier, H. C. Liu, M. Walther, Two-photon photocurrent spectroscopy of electron intersubband relaxation and dephasing in quantum wells, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 191116 (2007).

H. Schneider, O. Drachenko, S. Winnerl, M. Helm, M. Walther, Quadratic autocorrelation of free-electron laser radiation and photocurrent saturation in two-photon quantum-well infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 133508 (2006).

K.-H. Schmidt, N. Linder, G. H. Döhler, H. T. Grahn, K. Ploog, H. Schneider, Coexistence between Wannier-Stark transitions and miniband Franz Keldysh oscillations in strongly coupled GaAs-AlAs superlattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2769 (1994).

F. Fuchs, H. Schneider, P. Koidl, K. Schwarz, H. Walcher, R. Triboulet, Far-infrared emission by resonant-polaron effects in narrow band-gap Hg1-xCdxTe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1310 (1991).

H. Schneider, H. T. Grahn, K. v. Klitzing, K. Ploog, Resonance-induced delocalization of electrons in GaAs/AlAs superlattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 2720 (1990).

H. T. Grahn, H. Schneider, W. W. Rühle, K. v. Klitzing, K. Ploog, Non-thermal occupation of higher subbands in semiconductor superlattices via sequential resonant tunneling, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 2426 (1990).

H. Schneider, K. v. Klitzing, K. Ploog, Resonant tunneling and miniband conduction in GaAs/AlAs superlattices studied by electrical time-of-flight techniques, Europhys. Lett. 8, 575 (1989).

S. N. M. Ruijsenaars, H. Schneider, A new class of integrable systems and its relation to solitons, Annals of Physics 170, 370-405 (1986).