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Rainer F. Mahrt

Research Staff Member
Research Staff Member
IBM Research


Professional experience Scientist at IBM Research, Zurich Research Laboratory (since April 2001) Exploratory photonics on nanostructures, optics on nanostructured materials with special emphasis on organic semiconductors and photonic bandgap structures, hybrid organic-inorganic materials for opto-electronic applications, quantum fluids, quantum simulation and Bose Einstein Condensation. Project leader (associate professor level) at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz (August 1999 - March 2001) Quantum optics in organic microcavities, Giant Rabi splitting in organic microcavities, excitonic processes in organic and hybrid materials. Post doctoral researcher at CNR, Bologna (July 1996 - Dezember 1996) Spectroscopic investigations (time resolved and time integrated) on thiophene films sublimed in ultrahigh vacuum. Research fellow (assistant professor level) at the Philipps-University Marburg (August 1992 - February 1997) Dynamics of excitonic processes in amorphous polymer systems.

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namik optisch generierter Anregungen in konjugierten Polymeren” Ultrafast relaxation of excitations in polymers and oligomers Molecular exciton versus semiconductor band model Ultrafast exciton dissociation Resonant dipole-dipole interaction within optical microcavities

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