The updated and enlarged new edition of this book provides an introduction to and an overview of semiconductor optics from the IR through the visible to the UV. It includes coverage of linear and nonlinear optical properties, dynamics, magneto- and electrooptics, high-excitation effects, some applications, experimental techniques and group theory. The mathematics is kept as elementary as possible. The subjects covered extend from physics to materials science and optoelectronics. New or updated chapters add coverage of current topics, while the chapters on bulk materials have been revised and updated.
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Table of ContentsMaxwell's Equations Photons and the Density of States.- Interaction of Light with Matter.- Ensemble of Uncoupled Oscillators.- The Concept of Polaritons.- Kramers-Kronig Relations.- Crystals, Lattices, Lattice Vibrations and Phonons.- Electrons in a Periodic Crystal.- Excitons, Biexcitons and Trions.- Plasmons, Magnons and some further Elementary Excitations.- Optical Properties of Phonons.- Optical Properties of Plasmons, Plasmon-Phonon Mixed States and of Magnons.- Optical Properties of Intrinsic Excitons in Bulk Semiconductors.- Optical Properties of Bound and Localized Excitons and of Defect States.- Optical Properties of Excitons in Structures of Reduced Dimensionality.- Excitons under the Influence of External Fields.- From Cavity Polaritons to Photonic Crystals.- Review of the Linear Optical Properties.- High Excitation Effects and Nonlinear Optics.- The Intermediate Density Regime.- The Electron-Hole Plasma.- Stimulated Emission and Laser Processes.- Time Resolved Spectroscopy.- Optical Bistability, Optical Computing, Spintronics and Quantum Computing.- Experimental Methods.- Group Theory in Semiconductor Optics.- Optical- and Semiconductor Bloch Equations.