The lecture will focus on experiments on the quantum level with semiconductor structures. In this context quantized transport, spin properties, spin manipulations and optical phenomena will be presented. The experiments will largely cover self-assembled InAs quantum dots as a model system of an artificial atom. Exemplarily spin transport in self-assembled InAs quantum dots and the methods of optical readout of the sucessful spin initialization will be presented. Applications of the different devices with new functionality will be discussed. Applied quantum mechanics on nanostructured devices will be the central scope in this lecture.

The students will gain insight in modern quantum experiments with semiconductor heterostructures. Applied quantum mechanics, transport phenomena, spin phenomena and (classical) electrostatics will be discovered exemplarily on semiconductor devices.