Welcome to our research group at the University of Michigan.
Our research focuses on the interactions of electron spins
and photons in semiconductor nanostructures for potential
applications in novel spintronic and optoelectronic devices.


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Recent group news:

May 2021: Spencer has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Batalden!

May 2021: "Spatially-resolved measurements of spin valley polarization in MOCVD-grown monolayer WSe2" is published in Optics Express (link to article)

March 2021: Spencer and Michael present at the 2021 APS March Meeting

March 2021: "Illumination-induced modulation of conductivity and Gunn oscillation properties in epitaxial GaAs" is published in Journal of Applied Physics (link to article)

August 2020: "Gunn threshold voltage characterization in GaAs devices with wedge-shaped tapering" is published in Journal of Applied Physics (link to article)

July 2020: Joe has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Iafrate!

May 2020: "Dynamic nuclear polarization by optical Stark effect in periodically pumped gallium arsenide" is published in Physical Review B (link to article)


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