Determination of Fundamental Operating Principles of Nanometer-Scale Solid State Devices: Design and Construction
Final progress rept. 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1998
PRINCETON UNIV NJ
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This research explored the conceptual, theoretical. and practical aspects of controlling quantum electron transport in nanometer-scale solid-state electronic structures and devices. In this context, control is envisioned to include compositional design of the materials, as well as the influence of tailored external laser fields. Experiments were carried out indicating that solid-state structures may be generated to control quantum electron scattering processes. In addition, theoretical research was carried out exploring the principles involved, including the prospect of spatial and temporal control of electron wave packet motion. For that purpose, concepts from optimal control theory were utilized. as well as a special closed loop learning control algorithms. These quantum electron transport control techniques exhibit good quality robustness to environmental noise.
- Electricity and Magnetism