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Professor Richard Phillips

Professor Richard Phillips

Professor of Physics

Fellow of Clare College

Room 874 Rutherford Building,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337342


PhD in the Cavendish in 1982. From 1983 to 1991 Lecturer in the University of Exeter. Cavendish again from 1992 onwards. Visiting scientist at various times in the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, the ETH Zurich and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

Research Interests

Application of optical spectroscopic methods to problems in solid state physics. This has included the very practical application of Raman spectroscopy for the optimisation of material properties in synthetic silica used for deep UV lithography, and the purely academic. The latter includes studies of exciton and biexciton quantum coherence, quantum coherence in conjugated polymers, and spin effects in semiconductor nanostructures. Current work includes further studies of spin-related phenomena in semiconductor wells and dots, and coherent dynamics of excitations in quantum dots and in microcavity polaritons. 

Key Publications

"All-optical measurement of Rashba coefficient in quantum wells". Eldridge PS, Leyland WJH, Lagoudakis PG, Karimov OZ, Henini M, Taylor D, Phillips RT, Harley RT. Physical Review B77 125344 (2008). 
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"Hole g factors in GaAs quantum dots from the angular dependence of the spin fine structure". Toft, I, Phillips, RT. Physical Review B76 033301 (2007). 
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"Moving nanoparticies with Raman scattering". M. Ringler, T. A. Klar, A. Schwemer, A. S. Susha, J. Stehr, G. Raschke, S. Funk, M. Borowski, A. Nichtl, K. Kürzinger, R. T. Phillips, and J. Feldmann. 10.1021/nl0712466 S1530-6984(07)01246-5

"'Plug and play' single-photon sources". Xiulai Xu, Ian Toft, Richard T. Phillips, Jonathan Mar, Kiyotaka Hammura, and David A. Williams. Applied Physics Letters 90 061103 (2007). 
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"Time-resolved four-wave-mixing spectroscopy of excitons in a single quantum well". JA Davis,JJ Wathen, V Blanchet, and RT Phillips. Physical Review B 75 035317 (2007). 
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"Microphotoluminescence perpendicular to the growth direction of quantum nanostructures". Ian Toft, Xiulai Xu, David Williams and R.T. Phillips. Microelectronic Engineering 83 1352 (2006). doi:10.1016/j.mee.2006.01.062

"Influence of copolymer interface orientation on the optical emission of polymeric semiconductor heterojunctions". P. Sreearunothai, A. C. Morteani, I. Avilov, J. Cornil, D. Beljonne, R. H. Friend, R. T. Phillips, C. Silva, and L. M. Herz. Physical Review Letters 96 117403 (2006). 
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