Claude Weisbuch



3520 Engineering Science Building II

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

IEE Research Areas: 


Solid State Lighting & Energy Center, Member
Center for Energy Efficient Materials. Member
Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Member


1999 Welker Prize
1993 APS Fellow

Research Description: 

Claude Weisbuch’s research activities deal mainly with optics of semiconductors, and physics and applications of low-dimensional structures such as quantum-well and quantum-dot lasers. His research contributions to the Solid-State Lighting and Energy Center are in the area of blue laser diodes and micro cavity LEDs. Recent research is on fundamental properties of coupled semiconductors and optical fields in microcavities and photonic crystals, as well as applications to new families of high performance light emitters.


Claude Weisbuch is a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials at UC Santa Barbara. He has been a researcher at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée at the Ecole Polytechnique as a Director of Research for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) since 1997. He is co-author of Quantum Semiconductor Structures: Physics and Applications (1991), a widely used, graduate-level text, and co-editor of five other books: Physics and Fabrication of Microstructures and Microdevices (1986); Physics, Fabrication and Applications of Multilayered Structures (1988); Confined Electrons and Photons: New Physics and Applications (1995); Microcavities and Photonic Bandgaps (1997); and Confined Photon Systems (1999).