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
Brief CV
2005 - Head, Department of Spectroscopy, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany
2003 - Privatdozent, University of Freiburg, Germany
2003 Habilitation in Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany
1989 - 2005 Senior Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg
1988 - 1989 Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Ph. D. in Physics, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
1985 Diploma in Mathematics, University of Tübingen, Germany
1985 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany
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
1988 Otto-Hahn-Medal, awarded for the best Ph. D. theses of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
1980 Student fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

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


R. Rana, L. Balaghi, I. Fotev, H. Schneider, M. Helm, E. Dimakis, A. Pashkin, Nonlinear terahertz field-induced charge transport and transferred-electron effect in InGaAs nanowires, Nano Lett. 20, asap (2020).

A. Singh, A. Pashkin, S. Winnerl, M. Welsch, C. Beckh, P. Sulzer, A. Leitenstorfer, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Up to 70 THz bandwidth from implanted Ge photoconductive antenna excited by a fibre laser, Light: Science & Applications 9, 30 (2020).

H. Arora, R. Dong, T. Venanzi, J. Zscharschuch, H. Schneider, M. Helm, X. Feng, E. Cánovas, A. Erbe, Demonstration of a broadband photodetector based on a two-dimensional metal-organic framework, Adv. Mat. 2020, 1907063 (2020).


L. Balaghi, G. Bussone, R. Grifone, R. Hübner, J. Grenzer, M. Ghorbani-Asl, A.V. Krasheninnikov, H. Schneider, M. Helm, E. Dimakis, Widely tunable GaAs band gap via strain engineering in core/shell nanowires, Nature Comm. 10, 2793 (2019).

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)

T. Venanzi, H. Arora, A. Erbe, A. Pashkin, S. Winnerl, M. Helm, H. Schneider, Exciton localization in MoSe2 monolayers induced by adsorbed gas molecules, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 172106 (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)

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)

Some older papers

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)

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. 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)

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. 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, 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).

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).

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid-State Physics FhG-IAF, Freiburg

H. Schneider, T. Maier, H. C. Liu, M. Walther, P. Koidl, Ultra-sensitive femtosecond two-photon detector with resonantly enhanced nonlinear absorption, Opt. Lett. 30, 287 (2005).

H. Schneider, Theory of avalanche multiplication and excess noise in quantum well infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4376 (2003).

H. Schneider, M. Walther, C. Schönbein, R. Rehm, J. Fleissner, W. Pletschen, J. Braunstein, P. Koidl, G. Weimann, J. Ziegler, W. Cabanski,
QWIP focal plane arrays for high-performance thermal imaging, Physica E 7, 101 (2000).

S. Ehret, H. Schneider, Generation of subpicosecond infrared pulses tunable between 5.2 μm and 18 μm at a repetition rate of 76 MHz, Appl. Phys. B 66, 27 (1998).

C. Schönbein, H. Schneider, R. Rehm, M. Walther, Noise gain and detectivity of n-type GaAs/AlAs/AlGaAs quantumwell infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1251 (1998).

H. Schneider, C. Schönbein, M. Walther, K. Schwarz, J. Fleissner, P. Koidl, Photovoltaic quantumwell infrared photodetectors: The four-zone scheme, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 246 (1997).

H. Schneider, C. Schönbein, G. Bihlmann, P. van Son, H. Sigg, High-speed infrared detection by uncooled photovoltaic quantumwell infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1602 (1997).

C. Schönbein, H. Schneider, G. Bihlmann, K. Schwarz, P. Koidl, A 10 µm GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs intersubband photodetector operating at zero bias voltageAppl. Phys. Lett. 68, 973 (1996).

H. Schneider, K. Köhler, Resonance fluorescence and polariton effects in GaAs thin layersPhys. Rev. B 52, R14364 (1995).

H. Schneider, E. O'Reilley, J. D. Ralston, E. C. Larkins, S. Weisser, Gain switching in high-speed semiconductor lasers: Intermediate-signal analysisAppl. Phys. Lett. 65, 661 (1994).   

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).

J. Wagner, H. Schneider, D. Richards, A. Fischer, K. Ploog, Observation of extremely long electron spin relaxation times in p-type d-doped GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs double-heterostructures, Phys. Rev. B 47, 4786 (1993).

H. Schneider, A. Fischer, K. Ploog, Franz-Keldysh oscillations and Wannier-Stark localization in GaAs/AlAs superlattices with single monolayer AlAs barriers, Phys. Rev. B 45, R6329 (1992).

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, F. Fuchs, B. Dischler, J. D. Ralston, P. Koidl, Intersubband absorption and infrared photodetection at 3.5 and 4.2 µm in GaAs quantum wells, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2234 (1991).

At the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research MPI-FKF, Stuttgart

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).

H. Schneider, K. v. Klitzing, Thermionic emission and Gaussian transport of holes in a GaAs/AlxGa1-x As multiple-quantum-well structure, Phys. Rev. B 38, 6160 (1988).

At the University of Tübingen

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