Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors
This invaluable textbook presents the basic elements needed to understand and research into semiconductor physics. It deals with elementary excitations in bulk and low-dimensional semiconductors, including quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. The basic principles underlying optical nonlinearities are developed, including excitonic and many-body plasma effects. Fundamentals of optical bistability, semiconductor lasers, femtosecond excitation, the optical Stark effect, the semiconductor photon echo, magneto-optic effects, as well as bulk and quantum-confined Franz-Keldysh effects, are covered. The material is presented in sufficient detail for graduate students and researchers with a general background in quantum mechanics.
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This book is written in Greek and English. So if you had not taken Greek, best to avoid. As Buffett says, leave the Greek to the Geeks.
This book is an excellent reference for those who are interested in seriously probing the kinetics of carriers in condensed matter. Be warned, however: It is not for the novice, and is not intended to be an introduction to semiconductor optics. The physics and mathematics at this level are formidable; to expect otherwise is foolish.
Atoms in a Classical Light Fteld
Periodic Lattice of Atoms
Mesoscopic Semiconductor Structures
Free Carrier Transitions
Ideal Quantum Gases
Interacting Electron Gas
Plasmons and Plasma Screening
Optical Properties of a QuasiEquilibrium Electron
1G Optical Bistability
Coulomb Quantum Kinetics