Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors

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World Scientific, 2004 - Science - 453 pages
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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.

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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. 

Contents

Oscillator Model
1
Atoms in a Classical Light Fteld
17
Periodic Lattice of Atoms
29
Mesoscopic Semiconductor Structures
53
Free Carrier Transitions
65
Ideal Quantum Gases
89
Interacting Electron Gas
107
Plasmons and Plasma Screening
129
WaveMixing Spectroscopy
269
Optical Properties of a QuasiEquilibrium Electron
283
1G Optical Bistability
305
Semiconductor Laser
321
Electroabsorption
349
MagnetoOptics
371
Quantum Dots
383
Coulomb Quantum Kinetics
401

Retarded Greens Function for Electrons
149
Excitons
163
Polaritons
193
Semiconductor Bloch Equations
211
Excitonic Optical Stark Effect
235
Appendix A Field Quantization
421
Appendix B ContourOrdered Greens Functions
435
Index
445
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Hartmut Haug obtained his Ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat. 1966) in Physics at the University of Stuttgart. From 1967 to 1969 he was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical Engeneering, University of Wisconsin in Madiason. After working as a scientific staff member at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven from 1969 to 1973, he joined the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt, where he was a full professor from 1975 to 2001 and currently is an emeritus. He has been a visiting scientist at many international research centers and universities.

Antti-Pekka Jauho obtained his Ph.D in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Cornell University, USA, in 1982. He has been a faculty member at University of Copenhagen, Nordita (Copenhagen), and, since 1993, at Technical University of Denmark, where he has been Professor of Theoretical Nanotechnology at MIC, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, since 2003. He is also a Distinguished Professor of the Finnish Academy since 2007, and spends half of his time at the Technical University of Helskinki, Finland.

Stephan W. Koch is a Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics, Philipps-Universitat Marburg.

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