Fausto Rossi 

Prof. Rossi has published more than 200 research articles on international journals and books. The list of the most significant ones includes:


Ultrafast Coherent Generation of Hot Electrons Studied via Band-to-Acceptor Luminescence in GaAs A. Leitenstorfer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1687 (1994).

Coulomb-Induced Suppression of Band-Edge Singularities in the Optical Spectra of Realistic Quantum-Wire Structures, F. Rossi and E. Molinari, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3642 (1996).

Microscopic Theory of Quantum-Transport Phenomena in Mesoscopic Systems: A Monte Carlo Approach, F. Rossi et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3348 (1998).

Quantum Information in Semiconductors: Noiseless Encoding in a Quantum-Dot Array,

P. Zanardi and F. Rossi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4752 (1998)

Quantum Information Processing with Semiconductor Macroatoms, E. Biolatti et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5647 (2000).

Nature of Charge Transport in Quantum-Cascade Lasers, R.C. Iotti and F. Rossi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 146603 (2001)

Terahertz semiconductor-heterostructure laser, R. Koehler et al., Nature 417, 156 (2002).

Theory of ultrafast phenomena in photoexcited semiconductors, Rossi and T. Kuhn, Rev. Mod. Phys. (2002).

Improving the operation temperature of semiconductor-based terahertz photodetectors: A multiphoton design, F. Catellano, R.C. Iotti, and F. Rossi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 091108 (2008)

Impact of nonequilibrium phonons on the electron dynamics in terahertz quantum cascade lasers, R.C. Iotti et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 033110 (2010)


  1. F.Rossi, `Semiconductor quantum devices' (Springer, Berlin, in press).

Semiconductor Macroatoms: Basic Physics and Quantum-Device Applications, Edited by Fausto Rossi (Imperial College Press, London, 2005).

F. Rossi, ‘The excitonic quantum computer', IEEE Transactions on Nanotecnology 3, 165 (2004).

F. Rossi, ‘Coherent phenomena in semiconductors', Semicond. Sci. Technol. 13, 147 (1998).


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