Prof. Dr. Fei Ding
2016.09.02 Today we have the visit of Prof. Gregor Weihs, the vice president of Austrian Science Fund and a well-known physicist in quantum information sciences.
2016.08.30 Our work "Monolithically integrated MEMS for on-chip strain engineering of quantum dots" is accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Many congratulations to Dr. Yang Zhang and Yan Chen!
2016.08.29 From the 1st of September, 2016, Fei Ding is a W3 Full professor (with tenure) in Leibniz University of Hannover.
2016.08.22 The final result arrives! An ERC Starting grant of around 1.75 million Euro will be awarded to Fei. The ERC Grants awarded by the European Research Council are among the most prestigious and competitive European research funding. It will definitely help our team in pursuing our dream.
2016.06.14 Fei received a call for a W3 Full Professorship.
2016.06.07 Fei finished the 2nd stage interview of an ERC grant. Keep finger crossed.
2016.05.17 On-demand entangled photons with energy tunabilities can be now generated via the applications of electrical and strain fields. Check out our latest manuscript at:
2016.04.29 Yan's paper on nanowires (together with the collaborators in Delft and Stockholm) is accepted in Appl. Phys. Lett. Many congratulations!
2016.04.29 Jiaxiang has successfully completed his journey in our group. And soon he will start postdoc in a world-famous university! Many congratulations to JX! It was a wonderful and fruitful time working together with JX. I can't say it is not a sad time for us. And we (especially, I) thank JX for the great contributions to the group !!!
2016.02.02 Fei is awarded a DFG research grant (as PI, for 3 years, with excellent reports from all 4 referees) together with Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt (IFW) and Prof. Karl Leo (TU Dresden).
2016.01.27 Here are the links to the two Nat. Commun. papers:
2015.11.16 Our work on wavelength tunable entangled photons from III-V QDs on Si will appear in Nature Communications soon. Many congratulations to Yan!
2015.11.15 Fei received the IFW Excellence Grant for 3 years.
2015.11.10 Fei gave an invited talk in the headquarter of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).
2015.10.08 Our work on strain-tunable entangled light emitting diode will appear in Nature Communications soon. Many congratulations to Jiaxiang!
2015.10.01 Fei is promoted to Deputy head of Institute for Integrative Nanosciences.
2015.09.20 Fei received another Patent Issue Award from IBM.
2015.08.21 Jiaxiang has successfully defended his thesis and got an excellent degree for "Single and entangled-photon emission from strain tunable quantum dots devices". Many congratulations and best wishes to his new career in our group as as postdoc.
2015.07.31 Yan Chen has successfully realized an energy-tunable entangled photon source based on III-V quantum dots. Most fantastically, the new source is integrated on a Silicon platform. We envision a range of exciting possibilities with this great quantum light source!
2015.06.11 Fei was invited by Prof. Michael Oestreich and gave a colloquium in the Institute for Solid State Physics in Leibniz Institute Hannover.
2015.05.13 We are very excited to introduce a strain-tunable entangled light emitting diode. Polarization entangled photon pairs can be generated via this "push-button" LED with a speed up to 400 MHz! Being the second of its kind in the world, our device has however several important advantages. I would like to congratulate JX on this remarkable achievement and thank our collaboration partners in Prof. A. Rastelli's group (JKU Linz).
2015.03.13 Prof. Stephan Reitzenstein from TU Berlin visited us today and gave an interesting seminar talk.
2015.02.23 Fei received a Patent Issue Award from IBM.
2015.02.11 Robert Keil got the diplom degree from TU Dresden. His excellent works on resonance fluorescence of GaAs QDs received the highest mark. Congratulations and best wishes to his PhD thesis in our group!
2015.01.23 Today we have the visit from Dr. Evgeny Chekhovich (group of Prof. M. S. Skolnick in Sheffield).
2015.01.01 Splendid news from Prof. Vladimir Fomin. The book "Physics of quantum rings" by Springer, where we have contributed to the chapter on single neutral exciton Aharonov-Bohm effects, has been downloaded by more than 7500 times so far.
2014.12.19 The happy colleagues in IFW Research Topic 3.3 "Quantum and Nano-Photonics". (BTW, why we are laughing? Someone is late!) Happy holiday, everyone!
2014.12.09 Today we have the visit from Prof. Peter Lodahl and Prof. Søren Stobbe (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen). It was no doubt a very interesting and fruitful discussion!
2014.12.04 Fei was awarded the Institute research prize (IIN) today.
2014.12.04 Nano-Letters doppio! Today we have a paper accepted by Nano Letters, which is also the second one from JX. Many congratulations to JX!
2014.12.01 Michael Zopf has completed his master study (on interferometric studies of single photon sources) with an excellent mark! From today he will join us as PhD student.
2014.10.20 Ms. Gabija Kirsanske from Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark (Prof. Peter Lodahl's group) and Mr. Panpan Zhang from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (DAAD scholarship holder) will stay with us for 3 months' academic visit.
2014.10.17 Prof. Brian D. Gerardot (HWU Edinburgh) is invited by Fei to give a seminar talk.
2014.09.09 Fei gave an invited talk in Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technical University Dresden.
2014.09.08 Happy Mid-Autumn Day to all our Chinese and Korean group members!
2014.08.19 Fei visited Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK and gave a talk on our recent experimental progresses.
2014.06.15 We had a successful collaboration with Eugenio Zallo from MBE group. By using the strain tuning technique, Eugenio can actively and precisely tune the coupling between two dots in a QD molecule. The work has been accepted in Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication). Congratulations to Eugenio!
2014.05.21 We play with photons. Thanks Michael Zopf for making such a beautiful IFW logo.
2014.04.21 Our collaboration with Dr. Lin Zhang in the energy group has led to a successful publication in Advanced Materials (Just accepted). We contributed to the optical characterization of the nanomembranes. Congratulations to Lin!
2014.04.08 Jiaxiang gave a very successful PhD seminar today!
2014.04.03 Our group member Dr. Yang Zhang has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship. Many congratulations to Yang!
2014.03.01 Our new group logo is here! The nanophotonics group (led by Dr. Fei Ding) is under the umbrella of Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN, led by Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt), IFW Dresden.
2014.03.03 Dr. Santosh Kumar has published his results "Anomalous anticrossing of neutral exciton states in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots" in Physical Review B. Many congratulations to Santosh!
2013.11.08 Jiaxiang has published his work "A nanomembrane-based wavelength-tunable high-speed single-photon-emitting diode" in Nano Letters. Many congratulations to JX!
2013.10.08 Our collaboration with Dr. Yongheng Huo (MBE group) and collaborators in TU Delft, JKU Linz, TU Eindhoven, Max Planck Insitute FKF has led to the publication "A light-hole exciton in a quantum dot" in Nature Physics. Great job everyone!
Current group members
|Name||Role||Last working place||Nationality|
|Dr. Fei Ding||Leader||IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland||Chinese|
|Dr. Yang Zhang||Postdoc||Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Chinese|
|Ms. Bianca Höfer||PhD student||Universität Bayreuth, Germany||German|
|Mr. Yan Chen||PhD student||National University of Defense Technology, China||Chinese|
|Mr. Robert Keil||PhD student||Technische Universität Dresden, Germany||German|
|Mr. Michael Zopf||PhD student||Technische Universität Dresden, Germany||German|
|Gabija Kirsanske||PhD student||Niels Bohr Institute Denmark|
|Panpan Zhang||Master student||Beijing University of Chemical Technology|
|Dr. Jiaxiang Zhang||PhD, Postdoc||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||Chinese|
|Dr. Chongyun Jiang||Postdoc||Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore||Chinese|
|Dr. Santosh Kumar||PhD, Postdoc||Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh||Indian|
|Dr. Kyubong Jung||Postdoc||Samsung||Korean|
|Dr. Yongheng Huo||Postdoc/MBE||Johannes Kepler University Linz||Chinese|
|Mr. Xueyong Yuan||PhD/MBE||Johannes Kepler University Linz||Chinese|
|Dr. Heedae Kim||Postdoc||Pohang University of Science and Technology||Korean|
|Dr. Eugenio Zallo||PhD/MBE||PDI Berlin||Italian|
I started PhD study in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2004, with Prof. Yonghai Chen (PhD supervisor) in the Institute of Semiconductors. From 2006 to 2009 I was selected in the first Chinese Academy of Sciences - Max Planck Society joint PhD program, working partly in Stuttgart (MPI-FKF) and Dresden (IFW). Part of my PhD study was performed together with Prof. Val Zwiller in Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
After the PhD I did one and half year Postdoc with Oliver and Armando, then I got the support from Marie Curie Fellowship and moved to Switzerland. During the two years' stay in Big Blue (IBM) I was working with Dr. Rainer F. Mahrt in the Exploratory Photonics Group. Since October 2012 I returned to IFW as a scientific group leader.
(Figure from Internet)
- Strain related physics in nanostructures and nanophotonic devices
- On-Chip integration of Quantum light sources
- Frequency locked Quantum light sources
Since 10/2012 Research Group Leader, IIN, IFW-Dresden, Germany
10/2010 -- 09/2012 Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
06/2009 -- 10/2010 Postdoctral Researcher, IFW-Dresden, Germany
2004 - 2009 Joint PhD Program between Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany (MPI-FKF) and Institute of Semidcondutors, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1999 - 2003 Bachelor in Hefei University of Technology, China
2014 IIN Research Prize (IFW Dresden). (value=a nice baby trolley for my little boy Rumo!)
2012 IBM Invention Achievement Award, Switzerland (value = a middle range Martin Guitar)
2011 Oversea scholar visiting program, Peking University, China (value = a very good Ukulele)
2011 Magnolia Grant from Shanghai Sciences and Technology Committee, China (value = a low end Martin Guitar)
2010 Marie Curie Fellowship from ICARUS (Thanks to Madame Marie Curie and Prof. David Lidzey), European Union (value = a mini rock band)
2010 Open research fund form Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China (value = some amplifiers)
You can find all my publications (including the patents in IBM Zurich) here:
2016Y. Chen, I.E. Zadeh, K.D. Joens, A. Fognini, M.E. Reimer, J. Zhang, D. Dalacu, P.J. Poole, F. Ding, V. Zwiller, O.G. Schmidt: Controlling the exciton energy of a nanowire quantum dot by strain fields, Applied Physics Letters 108 (2016) Nr. 18, S. 182103/1-5 URL
Y. Chen, J. Zhang, M. Zopf, K. Jung, Y. Zhang, R. Keil, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt: Wavelength-tunable entangled photons from silicon-integrated III-V quantum dots, Nature Communications 7 (2016), S. 10387/1-7 URL
A. Ulhaq, Q. Duan, E. Zallo, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt, A.I. Tartakovskii, M.S. Skolnick, E.A. Chekhovich: Vanishing electron g factor and long-lived nuclear spin polarization in weakly strained nanohole-filled GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots, Physical Review B 93 (2016) Nr. 16, S. 165306/1-12 URL
J. Zhang, Y. Huo, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt: Energy-tunable single-photon light-emitting diode by strain fields, Applied Physics B 122 (2016) Nr. 1, S. 1-7 URL
Y. Zhang, T. Kaempfe, G. Bai, M. Mietschke, F. Yuan, M. Zopf, S. Abel, L.M. Eng, R. Huehne, J. Fompeyrine, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt: Upconversion photoluminescence of epitaxial Yb3 +/Er3 + codoped ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 films on silicon substrates, Thin Solid Films 607 (2016), S. 32-35 URL
Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, M. Mietschke, L. Zhang, F. Yuan, S. Abel, R. Huehne, K. Nielsch, J. Fompeyrine, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt: Monolithically Integrated Microelectromechanical Systems for On-Chip Strain Engineering of Quantum Dots, Nano Letters 16 (2016) Nr. 9, S. 5785-5791 URL
2015 J. Zhang, Y. Huo, A. Rastelli, M. Zopf, B. Hoefer, Y. Chen, F. Ding, O.G. Schmidt: Single photons on-demand from light-hole excitons in strain-engineered quantum dots, Nano Letters 15 (2015), S. 422-427 URL
M. Huang, S.G. Hickey, B. Hoefer, F. Ding, S. He, O.G. Schmidt, A. Eychmueller, S. Miao: Band-Emission Evolutions from Magic-sized Clusters to Nanosized Quantum Dots of Cd3As2 in the Hot-Bubbling Synthesis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (2015) Nr. 28, S. 16390-16395 URL
J.-P. Jahn, M. Munsch, L. Beguin, A.V. Kuhlmann, M. Renggli, Y. Huo, F. Ding, R. Trotta, M. Reindl, O.G. Schmidt, A. Rastelli, P. Treutlein, R.J. Warburton: An artificial Rb atom in a semiconductor with lifetime-limited linewidth, Physical Review B 92 (2015) Nr. 24, S. 245439/1- URL
D. Wu, K. Song, C. Cao, R. Li, G. Wang, J. Wu, F. Wan, F. Ding, Y. Shi, X. Bai, I. Kaban, J. Eckert: Deformation-Induced Martensitic Transformation in Cu-Zr-Zn Bulk Metallic Glass Composites, Metals 5 (2015) Nr. 4, S. 2134-2147 URL
J. Zhang, J.S. Wildmann, F. Ding, R. Trotto, Y. Huo, E. Zallo, D. Huber, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: High yield and ultrafast sources of electrically triggered entangled-photon pairs based on strain-tunable quantum dots, Nature Communications 6 (2015), S. 10067/1-7 URL
P. Zhang, X. Lu, Y. Huang, J. Deng, L. Zhang, F. Ding, Z. Su, G. Wei, O.G. Schmidt: MoS2 nanosheets decorated with gold nanoparticles for rechargeable Li-O2 batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3 (2015) Nr. 28, S. 14562-14566 URL
2014Y.H. Huo, B.J. Witek, S. Kumar, J.R. Cardenas, J.X. Zhang, N. Akopian, R. Singh, E. Zallo, R. Grifone, D. Kriegner, R. Trotta, F. Ding, J. Stangl, V. Zwiller, G. Bester, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: A light-hole exciton in a quantum dot, nature physics 10 (2014), S. 46-51 URL
S. Kumar, E. Zallo, Y.H. Liao, P.Y. Lin, R. Trotta, P. Atkinson, J.D. Plumhof, F. Ding, B.D. Gerardot, S.J. Cheng, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Anomalous anticrossing of neutral exciton states in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots, Physical Review B 89 (2014) Nr. 11, S. 115309/1-10 URL
E. Zallo, R. Trotta, V. Krapek, Y.H. Huo, P. Atkinson, F. Ding, T. Sikola, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Strain-induced active tuning of the coherent tunneling in quantum dot molecules, Physical Review B 89 (2014), S. 241303(R)/1-5 URL
L. Zhang, J. Deng, L. Liu, W. Si, S. Oswald, L. Xi, M. Kundu, G. Ma, T. Gemming, S. Baunack, F. Ding, C. Yan, O.G. Schmidt: Hierarchically designed SiOx/ SiOy bilayer nanomembranes as stable anodes for Lithium ion batteries, Advanced Materials 26 (2014), S. 4527-4532 URL
2013J. Zhang, F. Ding, E. Zallo, R. Trotta, B. Hoefer, L. Han, S. Kumar, Y. Huo, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: A nanomembrane-based wave length-tunable high-speed single-photon-emitting diode, Nano letters 13 (2013), S. 5808-5813 URL
2012A. Rastelli, F. Ding, J.D. Plumhof, S. Kumar, R. Trotta, C. Deneke, A. Malachias, P. Atkinson, E. Zallo, T. Zander, A. Herklotz, R. Singh, V. Krapek, J.R. Schroeter, S. Kiravittaya, M. Benyoucef, R. Hafenbrak, K.D. Joens, D.J. Thurmer, D. Grimm, G. Bester, K. Doerr, P. Michler, O.G. Schmidt: Controlling quantum dot emission by integration of semiconductor nanomembranes onto piezoelectric actuators, Physica Status Solidi B 249 (2012) Nr. 4, S. 687-696 URL
2011F. Ding, B. Li, N. Akopian, U. Perinetti, Y.H. Chen, F.M. Peeters, A. Rastelli, V. Zwiller, O.G. Schmidt: Single neutral excitons confined in AsBr3 in situ etched InGaAs quantum rings, Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics 6 (2011), S. 51-57 URL
K.D. Joens, R. Hafenbrak, R. Singh, F. Ding, J.D. Plumhof, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt, G. Bester, P. Michler: Dependence of the redshifted and blueshifted photoluminescence spectra of single inxGa1xAs=GaAs quantum dots on the applied uniaxial stress, Physical Review Letters 107 (2011) Nr. 21, S. 217402/1-5 URL
J.D. Plumhof, V. Krapek, F. Ding, K.D. Joens, R. Hafenbrak, P. Klenovsky, A. Herklotz, K. Doerr, P. Michler, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Strain-induced anticrossing of bright exciton levels in single self-assembled GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs and InxGa1-xAs/GaAs quantum dots, Physical Review B 83 (2011) Nr. 12, S. 121302/1-4 URL
2010F. Ding, N. Akopian, B. Li, U. Perinetti, A. Govorov, F.M. Peeters, C.C. Bof Bufon, C. Deneke, Y.H. Chen, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt, V. Zwiller: Gate controlled Aharonov-Bohm-type oscillations from single neutral excitons in quantum rings, Physical Review B 82 (2010) Nr. 7, S. 75309/1-8 URL
F. Ding, H. Ji, Y. Chen, A. Herklotz, K. Doerr, Y. Mei, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Stretchable graphene: A close look at fundamental parameters through biaxial straining, Nano Letters 10 (2010) Nr. 9, S. 3453-3458 URL
F. Ding, R. Singh, J.D. Plumhof, T. Zander, V. Krapek, Y.H. Chen, M. Benyoucef, V. Zwiller, K. Doerr, G. Bester, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Tuning the exciton binding energies in single self-assembled in GaAs/GaAs quantum dots by piezoelectric-induced biaxial stress, Physical Review Letters 104 (2010) Nr. 6, S. 67405/1-4 URL
G. Huang, V.A. Bolanos, F. Ding, S. Kiravittaya, Y. Mei, O.G. Schmidt: Rolled-Up optical microcavities with subwavelength wall thicknesses for enhanced liquid sensing applications, ACS nano 4 (2010) Nr. 6, S. 3123-3130 URL
2009G.S. Huang, S. Kiravittaya, V.A. Bolanos Quinones, F. Ding, M. Benyoucef, A. Rastelli, Y.F. Mei, O.G. Schmidt: Optical properties of rolled-up tubular microcavities from shaped nanomembranes, Applied Physics Letters 94 (2009) Nr. 14, S. 141901/1-3 URL
H.S. Lee, A. Rastelli, M. Benyoucef, F. Ding, T.W. Kim, H.L. Park, O.G. Schmidt: Microphotoluminescence spectroscopy of single CdTe/ZnTe quantum dots grown on Si(001) substrates, Nanotechnology 20 (2009) Nr. 7, S. 75705/1-5 URL
L. Wang, V. Krapek, F. Ding, F. Horton, A. Schliwa, D. Bimberg, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Self-assembled quantum dots with tunable thickness of the wetting layer: role of vertical confinement on interlevel spacing, Physical Review B 80 (2009) Nr. 8, S. 85309/1-9 URL
T. Zander, A. Herklotz, S. Kiravittaya, M. Benyoucef, F. Ding, P. Atkinson, S. Kumar, J.D. Plumhof, K. Doerr, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Epitaxial quantum dots in stretchable optical microcavities, Optics Express 17 (2009) Nr. 25, S. 22452-22461 URL
2008Y. Mei, G. Huang, A.A. Solovev, E.B. Urena, I. Moench, F. Ding, T. Reindl, R.K.Y. Fu, P.K. Chu, O.G. Schmidt: Versatile approach for integrative and functionalized tubes by strain engineering of nanomembranes on polymers, Advanced Materials 20 (2008), S. 4085-4090 URL
L. Wang, A. Rastelli, S. Kiravittaya, P. Atkinson, F. Ding, C.C. Bof Bufon, C. Hermannstaedter, M. Witzany, G.J. Beirne, P. Michler, O.G. Schmidt: Towards deterministically controlled InGaAs/GaAs lateral quantum dot molecules, New Journal of Physics 10 (2008) Nr. 4, S. 45010/1-16 URL
C. Zhao, Y.H. Chen, B. Xu, C.G. Tang, Z.G. Wang, F. Ding: Study of the wetting layer of InAs/GaAs nanorings grown by droplet epitaxy, Applied Physics Letters 92 (2008) Nr. 6, S. 63122/1-3 URL
2007F. Ding, L. Wang, S. Kiravittaya, E. Mueller, A. Rastelli, O.G. Schmidt: Unveiling the morphology of buried In(Ga)As nanostructures by selective wet chemical etching: From quantum dots to quantum rings, Applied Physics Letters 90 (2007) Nr. 17, S. 173104/1-3 URL
Contributions to collected editions/proceedings
2014F. Ding, B. Li, F.M. Peeters, A. Rastelli, V. Zwiller, O.G. Schmidt: Excitons confined in single semiconductor quantum rings: Observation and manipulation of Aharonov-Bohm-type oscillations, in: Physics of quantum rings, Berlin: Springer-Verl., Series: NanoScience and Technology, 299-328 (2014)
2016F. Ding: Towards a semiconductor based quantum optics network, International workshop on contacts in nanosystems: Interaction, control and quantum dynamics, Goslar/ Germany, 5.-7.10.16 (2016)
2015F. Ding: Quantum photonic engineering with semiconductor quantum dots, Colloquium, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover/ Germany, 11.6.15 (2015)
F. Ding: Semiconductor nanomembranes: A novel playground for quantum photonics, The AVS Shanghai Thin Film Conference Shanghai, Shanghai/ China, 24.-25.10.15 (2015)
2014F. Ding: Practical quantum hardware based on semiconductor quantum dots, Seminar TU Dresden, Dresden/ Germany, 9.9.14 (2014)
F. Ding: Quantum photonics engineering with semiconductor quantum dots, Seminar Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh/ UK, 19.8.14 (2014)
2013F. Ding: Triggered single-photon emission from a wavelength-tunable quantum LED, 1st International Workshop on Engineering of Quantum Dot Emission Properties, Linz/ Austria, 9.-10.12.13 (2013)
2010F. Ding: Engineering the properties of nanostructures by piezoelectric-induced stresses, Laser Seminar, Quantum Photonics Group, ETH Zurich/ Switzerland, 30.3.10 (2010)
F. Ding: Engineering the properties of nanostructures by piezoelectric-induced stresses, Seminar, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Rueschlikon/ Switzerland, 1.4.10 (2010)
F. Ding: Straintronics in semiconductor nanostructures, Seminar, Ruhr-Universitaet, Bochum, 8.10.10 (2010)
F. Ding: Electro-mechanical control of quantum dot excitonic emission and Raman signal from single layer graphene, Seminar, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing/ China, 1.3.10 (2010)