Bachelor Defense: Marieke Van Beest – University of Copenhagen

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Bachelor Defense: Marieke Van Beest

Fock-Darwin States for an Elliptical Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Well

Analytical solutions are derived for the wave functions and energy levels of an electron on a two-dimensional surface with a uniform magnetic field applied perpendicular to its plane of motion.
A confinement potential in the form of an isotropic parabolic quantum well is imposed also on the electron moving in two dimensions in a magnetic field, and analytical solutions for the new wave functions and energy levels are obtained.
The system is solved also for the general case of an elliptical confinement potential. The electron spin is then taken into consideration, specifically, we regard the Zeeman effect and Rashba spin-orbit coupling and the new energy levels are found numerically.

Notice: The defense is in Danish.