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Curriculum Vitae- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Michler

General information

Current position and working area:
Director of the Institute of "Halbleiteroptik und Funktionelle Grenzflächen" at the Universität Stuttgart


November 29, 1963 in Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Halbleiteroptik und Funktionelle Grenzflächen (IHFG)
Allmandring 3, 70569 Stuttgart
+49-711/685-64660; +49-711/685-63866


1. Professional career



April 1994

1994 - 1995

1995 - 1999

1999 - 2000
Januar 2001

2001 - 2003
2003 - 2006
Since 2006

Since 2006
Graduation in Studiengang (Dipl.-Phys.), University of Stuttgart
Diploma work: Time-resolved photoluminescence studies on III-V
Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer nat.), University of Stuttgart (Prof. M. H. Pilkuhn)
Dissertation: Nonradiative and radiative recombination in quantum-well structures
Research Associate at Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
(Prof. H.-J. Queisser)
Research Associate at the University of Bremen, Institut für Festkörperphysik
(Prof. J. Gutowski)
Post-Doc at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (Prof. A. Imamoglu)
Habilitation Degree, University of Bremen
Professorial dissertation: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Gain and Lasing in
Semiconductor Laser Structures
Lecturer (C2) at the University of Bremen
Associate Professor (C3), University of Stuttgart
Co-ordinator of the DFG research group "Positioning of single nanostructures -
single quantum devices"
Full Professor (W3) and Director of the Institute of Halbleiteroptik und
Funktionelle Grenzflächen, University of Stuttgart


2. Research interests


  • Quantum optics in semiconductor nanostructures
  • Nonclassical light sources: Generation of single and entangled photons
  • Quantum coupling in semiconductor nanostructures
  • Photon statistics of microcavity lasers
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics based on semiconductor cavities
  • VCSELs for ultrafast optical communication
  • MOVPE growth of semiconductor nanostructures


3. Selected Awards and Memberships

Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)
Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
1999 - 2000 Research stipend of the Max-Kade Foundation at the University of California,Santa Barbara, USA