David A. B. Miller

W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Applied Physics by Courtesy
Director, Solid State and Photonics Laboratory


Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering

David Miller works primarily in novel devices and device physics in optics and optoelectronics for information processing. Quantum confinement in semiconductor nanostructures allows us to engineer new kinds of efficient and compact optoelectronic devices to tackle such problems. Nanophotonic structures can enable new kinds of compact optical devices. The combination especially of nanometallic antennas and waveguides to concentrate light to deeply sub-wavelength quantum-confined structures promises new levels of performance in combined optical and electronic information processing, and his research group explores novel device concepts and applications. He also investigates the basic physical limits of optics and optical components and he teaches the applied quantum mechanics course sequence for engineering and science students.

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