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Prof. Dr. Martin Koch

Prof. Dr. Martin Koch

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Department of Physics, Experimental Semiconductor Physics
Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg

Phone: +49 6421 28-22119 (Renthof)
           +49 6421 28-22270 (Lahnberge)
E-mail: martin.koch@physik.uni-marburg.de
www: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb13/forschungsgruppen/experimentelle-halbleiterphysik/agkoch

Position: Professor (W3)
Expertise: Experimental physics, laser spectroscopy of semiconductors and semiconductor heterostructures, terahertz spectroscopy

Project B3: THz and Time-Resolved Optical Spectroscopy of Buried Interfaces

University Education

Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Dissertation on “Quantenschwebungs-Spektroskopie an exzitonischen Übergängen in Halbleiter-Heterostrukturen”, thesis advisor: Prof. E. O. Göbel
1991 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, supervisor: Prof. E. O. Göbel
1985-1991 Studies in Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Professional Experience

2009- Professor (W3) of experimental semiconductor physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2003 Visiting scientist, physics department, University of Santa Barbara, CA, USA
1998-2009 Professor (C3) at the Technical University of Braunschweig, head of the group “THz Technology”
1996-1998 Research assistant, physics department, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1995-1996 Post-doc. at Bell Laboratories / Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, USA

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

Editor-in-chief of the Springer-Journal “Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves”
2009 IPB Patent Award
2007- First chairman of Deutsches Terahertz-Zentrum e. V.
2003 Kaiser Friedrich research award
1995 “The J. J. Thompson Premium” of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Great Britain
1994 Feodor Lynen Scholarship by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. M. Koch, J. Feldmann, G. v. Plessen, E. O. Göbel, P. Thomas, K. Köhler Quantum Beats vs. Polarization Interference: An Experimental Distinction Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 3631 (1992).
  2. J. Feldmann, T. Meier, G. v. Plessen, M. Koch, E. O. Göbel, P. Thomas, G. Bacher, C. Hartmann, H. Schweizer, W. Schäfer, H. Nickel Coherent Dynamics of Excitonic Wave Packets Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3027 (1993).
  3. S. T. Cundiff, M. Koch, W. H. Knox, J. Shah, W. Stolz Optical Coherence in Semiconductors: Strong Emission Mediated by Nondegenerate Interactions Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1107 (1996).
  4. S. Imhof, A. Thränhardt, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, N. S. Köster, S. Chatterjee, S. W. Koch, X. Lu, S. R. Johnson, D. A. Beaton, T. Tiedje, O. Rubel Clustering Effects in Ga(AsBi) Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 131115 (2010).
  5. P. Jepsen, D. G. Cooke, M. Koch Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging – Modern techniques and applications Laser Photon. Rev. 5, 124 (2011), invited article.
  6. W.D. Rice, J. Kono, S. Zybell, S. Winner, 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).
  7. A. Arndt, M. Gerhard, A. Quintilla, I. A. Howard, M. Koch, U. Lemmer Time-Resolved Charge-Transfer State Emission in Organic Solar Cells: Temperature and Blend Composition Dependences of Interfacial Traps J. Phys. Chem C. 119, 13516 (2015).
  8. M. Gerhard, A. P. Arndt, I. A. Howard, A. Rahimi-Iman, U. Lemmer, M. Koch Temperature- and Energy-Dependent Separation of Charge-Transfer States in PTB7-Based Organic Solar Cells J. Phys. Chem C. 119, 28309 (2015).
  9. C. Möller, C. Fuchs, C. Berger, A. Ruiz Perez, M. Koch, J. Hader, J.V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, W. Stolz Type-II VECSEL with Watt Level Output Powers at 1.2 µm Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 071102 (2016).
  10. M.A. Gaafar, A. Rahimi-Iman, K. A. Fedorova, W. Stolz, E. U. Rafailov, M. Koch Mode-Locked Semiconductor Disk Lasers Adv. Opt. Photonics 8, 370 (2016).


  1. P. Knobloch, D. Turchinovich, T. Dobbertin, M. Koch, Optical Component (German Patent DE 10033259 C2 (2003)).
  2. Enders, M. Koch, C. Jördens, THz-Transmitter and THz-Receiver (German Patent DE 10 2005 032 900 B3 (2007)).
  3. M. Koch, C. Jördens, K. Baaske, G. Thorwirth, Imaging device for objects via a source of terahertz radiation (German Patent DE 10 2006 012 715 B4 (2008)).

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