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Office Location: EN126
Engineering Building
Hawthorn Campus

Office Phone: +61 3 9214 4308 Lab Phone: +61 3 9214 5685
Fax: +61-3-92145160

Email: jdavis@swin.edu.au

Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Australia

 

Dr Jeff Davis

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Cambridge, UK (2005)
  • B.Sc. (First Class Honours), Monash University, Australia (2001)
Project: Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Teaching

  • Honours Quantum Mechanics (Lecturer)

Research Interests

My research focuses on developing and utilising novel techniques in ultrafast spectroscopy to resolve dynamics on femtosecond timescales and understand fundamental quantum processes in complex condensed phase systems. Current studies include:

  • Resolving the mechanisms of the initial energy transfer processes occurring in the light-harvesting complexes responsible for photosynthesis.
  • Resolving the dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures as a means of determining their suitability for optoelectronic applications.
  • Studying coherent phonon mediated coupling between spatially and spectrally separated quantum wells.
  • Developing phase retrieval techniques as a means of performing two-colour multidimensional spectroscopy to identify and detail coherent coupling in complex samples.

Selected publications:

  • Recombination dynamics and screening of the internal electric field in ZnO/ZnxMg1-xO multiple quantum wells. C. R. Hall, L. Dao, K. Koike, S. Sasa, H. H. Tan, M. Inoue, M. Yano, P. Hannaford, C. Jagadish, and J. A. Davis, Phys. Rev. A 80, 235316 (2009)

  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy of ZnO/ZnMgO quantum wells. J.A. Davis and C. Jagadish, Laser and Photonics Review 3, 85 (2009)

  • Thermal quenching of photoluminescence in ZnO/ZnMgO multiple quantum wells following oxygen ion implantation and rapid thermal annealing. X. Wen, J.A. Davis, L.V. Dao, P. Hannaford, V.A. Coleman, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Koike, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, and M. Yano, J. Lumin 129, 153 (2009)

  • Noninterferometric Two Dimensional Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy of Multilevel Systems. J.A. Davis, L.V. Dao, M.T. Do, P. Hannaford, K.A. Nugent, and H.M. Quiney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 227401 (2008)

  • Suppression of the internal electric field effects in ZnO/ZnMgO quantum wells by ion implantation induced intermixing. J.A. Davis, L.V Dao, X. Wen, C. Ticknor, P. Hannaford, V.A. Coleman, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Koike, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, and M. Yano, Nanotechnology 19, 55205 (2008)

  • Generation of high flux, highly coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation in a gas cell. L. Van Dao, S. Teichmann, J. Davis, and P. Hannaford, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 023105 (2008)

  • Time Resolved Four-Wave-Mixing of magneto-excitons in GaAs/AlGaAs Single Quantum Wells. J.A. Davis, J.J. Wathen, V. Blanchet, R.T. Phillips, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035317 (2007)

  • Ultrafast Dynamics in ZnO/ZnMgO multiple quantum wells. X. Wen, J.A. Davis, D. McDonald,L.V. Dao, P. Hannaford, V.A. Coleman, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Koike, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, M. Yano, Nanotechnology 18, 315403 (2007)

  • Temperature dependent photoluminescence in oxygen ion implanted and rapid thermally annealed ZnO/ZnMgO multiple quantum wells. X. Wen, J.A. Davis, L.V. Dao, P. Hannaford, V.A. Coleman, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Koike, S. Sasa, M. Inoue, M. Yano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 221914 (2007)

  • Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of Si quantum dots embedded in SiN matrix. L.V. Dao, J.A. Davis, P. Hannaford, Y.-H. Cho, M.A. Green and E-C. Cho, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 81105 (2007)

  • Observation of Coherent Biexcitons in ZnO/ZnMgO Multiple Quantum Wells at room temperature. J.A. Davis, L.V. Dao, X. Wen, P. Hannaford , V.A. Coleman, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Koike, S. Sasa, M. Inoue and M. Yano, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 182109 (2006)