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Prof. Dr. Stephan W. Koch

Prof. Dr. Stephan W. Koch

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

+49 6421 28-21336
E-mail: stephan.w.koch@physik.uni-marburg.de
www: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb13/forschungsgruppen/theoretische-halbleiterphysik/

Position: Professor (W3)
Expertise: Theoretical physics, condensed matter theory, optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, many-body interactions, semiconductor quantum optics, quantum confinement in solids, coherent and ultrafast phenomena, semiconductor laser theory, microcavity and photonic crystal effects

Project B4: Microscopic Theory of Optical Excitations in Interface-Dominated Material Systems

Project B7: Interface-Dominated Semiconductor Laser Structures


University Education

Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, “Dynamics of First-Order Phase Transitions in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Systems”
1979 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. phil. nat.), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, dissertation on “Zur Theorie der Elektron-Loch-Tropfennukleation in stark angeregten Halbleitern”, supervisor: Prof. H. Haug
1977 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, supervisor: Prof. H. Haug

Professional Experience

2001-2006 Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research Center “Optodynamics”, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1995-2001 Speaker of the Sonderforschungsbereich 383 “Disorder on Mesoscopic Scales”, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Department of Physics
1993- Professor (C4/W3) at the Philipps-Universität Marburg Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
1989-1993 Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Physics and Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
1986-1989 Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Physics and Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
1985-1986 Heisenberg Fellow at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
1983 Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, San Jose, CA, USA
1982-1984 Post-doc Fellow at the Sonderforschungsbereich 65, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
1981-1982 Post-doc Fellow at IBM Research, San Jose, CA, USA
1977-1981 Research Assistant at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2008 “Outstanding referee” lifetime award of the APS
2007- Member of the Editorial Board “Laser and Photonics Reviews”
2006 Prize for the Advancement of Women in Science (Frauenförderpreis), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2001-2006 Member of the Kuratorium “Physik Journal”
1999 Max-Planck Research Prize of the A. v. Humboldt Foundation and the Max-Planck Society
1998-2004 Topical Editor “European Physical Journal”
1997 Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1997 Topical Editor “Zeitschrift für Physik”
1997-2000 Divisional Associate Editor “Physical Review Letters”
1995 “The J. J. Thompson Premium” of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Great Britain
1993 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
1985 Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1984 Fritz Thyssen Fellowship for highly gifted young scientists
1976 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

Selected Publications

  1. H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch Exciton-polariton light-semiconductor coupling effects Nat. Photonics 5, 275 (2011).
  2. J. L. Tomaino, A. D. Jameson, Y. S. Lee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, A. C. Klettke, M. Kira, S. W. Koch Terahertz excitation of a coherent Lambda-type three-level system of exciton-polariton modes in a quantum-well microcavity Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 267402 (2012).
  3. 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).
  4. O. Schubert, M. Hohenleutner, F. Langer, B. Urbanek, C. Lange, U. Huttner, D. Golde, T. Meier, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, R. Huber Sub-cycle control of terahertz high-harmonic generation by dynamical Bloch oscillations Nat. Photonics 8, 119-123 (2014).
  5. E. Almand-Hunter, H. Li, S. T. Cundiff, M. Mootz, M. Kira, S. W. Koch Quantum droplets of electrons and holes Nature 506, 471-475 (2014).
  6. O. Vänskä, I. Tittonen, S. W. Koch, M. Kira Coherent terahertz control of vertical transport in semiconductor heterostructure Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 116802 (2015).
  7. M. Hohenleutner, F. Langer, O. Schubert, M. Knorr, U. Huttner, S. W. Koch, M. Kira, R. Huber Real-time observation of interfering crystal electrons in high-harmonic generation Nature 523, 572 (2015).
  8. T. Maag, A. Bayer, S. Baierl, M. Hohenleutner, T. Korn, C. Schüller, D. Schuh, D. Bougeard, C. Lange, R. Huber, M. Mootz, J. E. Sipe, S. W. Koch, M. Kira Coherent cyclotron motion beyond Kohn's theorem Nature Physics 12, 119 (2016).
  9. F. Langer, M. Hohenleutner, C. P. Schmid, C. Poellmann, P. Nagler, T. Korn, C. Schüller, M. S. Sherwin, U. Huttner, J. T. Steiner, S. W. Koch, M. Kira, R. Huber Lightwave-driven quasiparticle collisions on a subcycle timescale Nature 533, 225 (2016).
  10. N. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, S. W. Koch, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee A highly efficient directional molecular white-light emitter driven by a continuous-wave laser diode Science 352, 1301 (2016).

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