ISBN-10:
0750310162
ISBN-13:
9780750310161
Pub. Date:
05/01/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Narrow Gap Semiconductors / Edition 1

Narrow Gap Semiconductors / Edition 1

by Junichiro Kono, Jean Leotin

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Overview

Bringing together researchers from twenty-five countries, Narrow Gap Semiconductors: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors discusses the recent advances and discoveries in the science and technology of narrow gap semiconductors (NGS). In particular, it explores the latest findings in the fundamental physics of narrow gap materials and quantum heterostructures as well as device physics, including mid- and far-infrared lasers, detectors, and spintronic devices.

This volume forms a solid presentation in several important areas of NGS research, including materials, growth and characterization, fundamental physical phenomena, and devices and applications. It examines the novel material of InAs and its related alloys, heterostructures, and nanostructures as well as more traditional NGS materials such as InSb, PbTe, and HgCdTe. Several chapters cover carbon nanotubes and spintronics, along with spin-orbit coupling, nonparabolicity, and large g-factors. The book also deals with the physics and applications of low-energy phenomena at the infrared and terahertz ranges.

Continuing the high-quality tradition of this series, Narrow Gap Semiconductors covers all aspects of NGS to offer an authoritative, well-balanced perspective of this evolving field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750310161
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Series: Institute of Physics Conference Series , #187
Pages: 650
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: SPIN-RELATED PHENOMENA
Ferromagnetism in narrow gap semiconductors
Growth, magnetic and transport studies of GaSb-based ferromagnetic semiconductors
(Eu,Gd)Te ferromagnetic semiconductor layers-MBE growth, magnetic and structural characterization
Electrical and magnetic characterization of impurity states in diluted magnetic semiconductors Pb1-xGexTe:Cr
Omnidirectional spin lifetime enhancement for spin device applications
Side-gate control of Rashba spin-orbit interaction in channels at narrow gap hetero-junctions
Kinetic and zero electric field confinement and Rashba splitting in gated HgCdTe accumulation layers
Spin splitting in Ga1-xAlxAs parabolic quantum wells controlled by electric field
Anomalous spin splitting of shallow donor bound electrons in InAs-based heterostructures under electrical injection conditions
Investigation of electron spin states in InGaAs/InAlAs and InGaSb/InAlSb heterostructures
Weak anti-localization in Sn-doped InSb thin film layers on GaAs(100) substrates
Determining the spin Hall conductance via charge current and noise

PART II: GROWTH, FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND THEORY
InSb/InAs type II quantum structures for mid-IR laser applications
Sb-based nanostructures for mid-IR applications
Phonons in InGaAs/AlGaAs quantum dot superlattices: a Raman study
Electronic Raman scattering in self-organized InAs quantum dot structures
Selection-rule breaking of Raman scattering in InSb thin films grown on GaAs(001)
Influence of growth conditions on optical and electrical properties of MOVPE-grown InAs1-xSbx
InSb, InAs and In2O3 nanowires grown by vapor transport with aid of FIB Ga ions
Electrical and optical properties of hydrogen-passivated GaSb
Spectral study of persistent photoconductivity in InAs/A1Sb QW heterostructures
Room-temperature electroluminescence of A1Sb/INAs1-xSbx quantum wells grown by MOVPE
Application of quantum cascade lasers for cyclotron resonance measurements in InAsxSb1-x alloys
Quantum transport in the accumulation layer at InSb/GaAs(100) hetero-interface
Optical deformation potentials for PbSe and PbTe
Deformation potentials of a semimetal; intersubband transitions in HgTe/HgCdTe superlattices
Magnetic contribution to the specific heat of IV-VI semimagnetic semiconductors
Peculiarities of conductivity of PbSnTe(In) in the persistent photoconductivity regime
Oscillator parameters of PbTe
Gallium-induced resonant states in Pb1-xSnxTe:Ga under pressure
Electrical properties of n-layers of narrow gap semiconductors formed by low energy ion beam milling
Pump-probe measurement of lifetime engineering in far-infrared SiGe quantum wells
Intersubband transitions in GaP-AlP heterostructures for infrared applications
Transport characteristics of In1-xGaxN films by MOVPE
Influence of indium on the vibrational modes of dilute narrow band gap GaNAs alloys
Variable range hopping transport in narrow-gap semiconducting partially filled skutterudites.
Raman scattering study of the lattice dynamics of the narrow-gap semiconducting alkaline-earth disilicide
Hall effect in the variable range hopping regime in CulnSe2

PART III: CARBON NANOTUBES
Carbon nanotubes as narrow gap semiconducting materials
Theory of the Aharonov-Bohm effect in carbon nanotubes
Unconventional magnetotransport phenomena in individual carbon nanotubes
Dynamic magnetic alignment of single-walled carbon nanotubes in megagauss fields
Nano-space transport in crossed multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Magneto-optical study of Aharonov-Bohm effect on second subbands in single-walled carbon nanotubes
Pressure dependence of Raman modes in DWCNT filled with 1D nanocrystalline PbI2 semiconductor

PART IV: IR AND THz EMITTERS
Quantum cascade lasers: current technology and future goals
Antimonide quantum cascade lasers for the 3-5 µm wavelength range
Buried waveguide structures in THz quantum cascade lasers
Fabry-Perot and distributed-feedback mid-infrared "W" diode lasers
Mid-infrared emission from 100% spin-polarized states in IV-VI verticalcavity surface-emitting lasers
Low threshold 2.37µm InGaAsSb/GaSb QW lasers: towards the ideal quantum well laser?
Comparative study of AlGaAsSb/GaInAsSb multiple quantum wells lasers in the wavelength range between 2 and 3 µm
Optimization of the indium and nitrogen concentration for long-wavelength emission of InxGa1-xAs1-yNy lasers
Effects of strain and nonparabolicity on optical gain and threshold current in mid-IR InxGa1-xAsySb1-y /Al0.35Ga0.65As0.03Sb0.97 quantum well lasers
Electroluminescence studies of laser heterostructures with InSb quantum dot active region
Near infrared intersubband transitions in delta-doped InAs/AlSb multiquantum wells
The temperature dependence of photoluminescence and IR photoconductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot heterostructures
Parametric generation of mid IR radiation in GaAs/InGaAs/InGaP lasers and waveguides
Terahertz radiation from InAs, InGaAs and InSb excited by femtosecond optical pulses at wavelengths of 800 and 1560 nm
Stimulated emission of optically pumped CdxHg1-xTe films in the range 3-5 µm at 77 K

PART V: IR AND THz DETECTORS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND MESOSCOPIC STRUCTURES
Physics and applications of InAs/(GaIn)Sb short period superlattices
Recent results on SOFRADIR HgCdTe detectors
A superlattice infrared photodetector operating at room temperature in the 3-5 µm wavelength domain
Study on an up-conversion quantum-well infrared photodetector integrated with a light-emitting diode
Study on lifted-off quantum well infrared photodetector
Narrow spectral band monolithic lead-chalcogenide-on-Si mid-IR photodetectors
Progress towards a mid-infrared single photon source
Electron transport in InAs field effect and mesoscopic devices
The quasi-rectangular quantum well for high electron mobility transistors (HEMT)
Nanowire magnetic memory cell
Measurements of magnetic domain-wall velocity detected by local Hall effect
Mesoscopic spin-dependent ballistic transport in InSb- and InAs-based heterostructures
SGM measurements on a disordered InGaAs QPC

PART VI: NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND ULTRAFAST PHENOMENA
Bloch oscillating super-superlattices
Trembling motion of electrons in NGS
Spin dynamics in dilute nitride semiconductors at room temperature
Electron spin relaxation induced by nuclei in quantum dots in time resolved photoluminescence experiments
Critical role of mobility in determination of spin relaxation in narrow gap semiconductor quantum wells
Time resolved studies of magnetic and non-magnetic narrow-gap semiconductors
Carrier population effects on polaron states in InAs-GaAs self-assembled quantum dots

PART VII: MAGNETO-TRANSPORT AND MAGNETO-OPTICS
Two-dimensional magnetoexcitons in the presence of spin-orbit interactions
Magneto-spectroscopy of MIR quantum cascade lasers
Electron-phonon interaction in quantum cascade structures probed by Landau level spectroscopy
Photocurrents in InAs/AlGaSb quantum wells
Electronic continuum states and mid-infrared absorption of InAs/GaAs quantum dots
Spin-flip hopping between quantum dots of HgSe:Fe
Spin-spin subband Landau-level coupling in InSb quantum wells
Cyclotron resonance study of InAs/AlSb qantum well heterostructures
Magnetospectroscopy of the double quantum well electron states
Coherent magnetic breakdown in 2D hole system at p-GaAs/AlGaAs heterointerface under uniaxial compression
Study of multicarrier transport in bulk HgCdTe using 15T pulsed magnetic fields
Magneto-transport properties in AlxGa1-xAsySb1-y/InAs quantum wells

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