Head of the laboratory dr. Audrius Alkauskas
phone +370 61222281
The group uses and develops modern electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory to address important issues in optoelectronics and quantum information processing. More specifically, the two main topics of research are:
1. First-principles theory of radiative and non-radiative processes in semiconductors. We advance practical methodologies to determine non-radiative and radiative carrier capture rates at point defects in solids. Our aim is to develop a unified approach to address these issues.
2. Defects for quantum information processing. We perform theoretical investigations of point defects as building blocks for quantum computation and communication in materials such as diamond, silicon carbide, and two-dimensional semiconductors.