Dr. Lau is interested in electron spins and photons in semiconductor nanostructures for potential applications in quantum computating. His recent work includes experimental measurements of electron spin dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures and theoretical investigations of semiconductor nanostructure infrared lasers.
Room Temperature Electron Spin Coherence in Telecom-Wavelength Quaternary Quantum Wells, (W. H. Lau, V. Sih, N. P. Stern, R. C. Myers, D. A. Buell, A. C. Gossard, and D. D. Awschalom), Applied Physics Letters 89, 1 (2006).
Electric Field Dependence of Spin Coherence in (001) GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells, (Wayne H. Lau and Michael E. Flatté), Physical Review B Rapid Communications 70, 161311 (R) (2005).
Effect of Interface Structure on the Optical Properties on InAs/GaSb Laser Active Regions, (Wayne H. Lau and Michael E. Flatté), Applied Physics Letters 80, 1683 (2002).
Electron-Spin Decoherence Times in Bulk and Quantum Well Zincblende Semiconductors, (Wayne H. Lau, Michael E. Flatté, and J. T. Olesberg), Physical Review B Rapid Communications 64, 161301 (R) (2001).