ISBN-10:
3642068960
ISBN-13:
9783642068966
Pub. Date:
11/09/2010
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Coherent Semiconductor Optics: From Basic Concepts to Nanostructure Applications / Edition 1

Coherent Semiconductor Optics: From Basic Concepts to Nanostructure Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

This book introduces the basic theoretical concepts required for the analysis of the optical response of semiconductor systems in the coherent regime. The entire presentation is based on a one-dimensional tight-binding model. Starting with discrete-level systems, increasing complexity is added gradually to the model by including band-structure and many-particle interaction. Various linear and nonlinear optical spectra and temporal phenomena are studied. The analysis of many-body effects in nonlinear optical phenomena covers a major part of the book.

Only basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is required to benefit from the results presented in this book. Therefore, it is well suited as a textbook for advanced classes, for self-study, and for researchers interested in the field of semiconductor optics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642068966
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Experimental Techniques.- 3. Few-Level Systems.- 4. Coherent Tunneling.- 5. The Semiconductor Model.- 6. Single-Particle Properties.- 7. The Equation-of-Motion Approach.- 8. Dynamical Equations for Semiconductors.- 9. Linear Optical Response.- 10. Coherent X(3)-Processes for Level Systems.- 11. Coherent X(3) and X(5)Processes in Ordered Semiconductors.- 12. Coherent X(3) and X(5)Processes in Disordered Semiconductors.- 13. Coherent-Excitation Spectroscopy.- 14. Character of Continuum Transitions.- 15. The Semiconductor with Applied Electric Field.- 16. Mesoscopic Semiconductor Rings.- 17. Coherent Density Dynamics in Disordered Semiconductors.- 18. Current Echoes.- Problems.

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