Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanocrystals

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April 2003



Low-dimensional semiconductor structures, often referred to as nanocrystals or quantum dots, exhibit fascinating behavior and have a multitude of potential applications, especially in the field of communications. This book examines in detail the optical properties of these structures, gives full coverage of theoretical and experimental results, and discusses their technological applications. The author begins by setting out the basic physics of electron states in crystals (adopting a "cluster-to-crystal" approach), and goes on to discuss the growth of nanocrystals, absorption and emission of light by nanocrystals, optical nonlinearities, interface effects, and photonic crystals. He illustrates the physical principles with references to actual devices such as novel light-emitters and optical switches. The book covers a rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field. It will be of great interest to graduate students of photonics or microelectronics, and to researchers in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and materials science.


Preface; 1. Electron states in crystals; 2. Electron states in an Ideal nanocrystal; 3. Growth of nanocrystals; 4. General properties of spectrally inhomogeneous media; 5. Absorption and emission of light by semiconductor nanocrystals; 6. Resonant optical nonlinearities and related many-body effects; 7. Interface effects; 8. Spatially organized ensembles of nanocrystals.
EAN: 9780521582414
ISBN: 0521582415
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Modern Op'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 260 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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