Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Large scale numerical simulations to understand and predict the properties of nanostructures
Forschungsgruppe "Theorie von Halbleiter-Nanostrukturen"
SummaryThe demands on the numerical methods to calculate the electronic and optical properties of nanostructures are presented. It is emphasized that a connection to experimental results requires to take many atoms into account, while considering the effects of correlations in the excited exciton states. A modern approach to this difficult challenge is presented along with an application of the method to predict the feasibility of a scheme aimed at the generation of entangled photon pairs.