Semiconductor Optics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 6, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 849 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Maxwells Equations Photons and the Density of States
11
Interaction of Light with Matter
39
Ensemble of Uncoupled Oscillators
77
The Concept of Polaritons
97
KramersKronig Relations
129
Crystals Lattices Lattice Vibrations and Phonons
135
Electrons in a Periodic Crystal
167
Excitons Under the Influence of External Fields
423
From Cavity Polaritons to Photonic Crystals
457
Review of the Linear Optical Properties
485
High Excitation Effects and Nonlinear Optics
491
The Intermediate Density Regime
507
The ElectronHole Plasma
561
Stimulated Emission and Laser Processes
599
Time Resolved Spectroscopy
623

Excitons Biexcitons and Trions
249
Plasmons Magnons and Some Further Elementary Excitations
272
Optical Properties of Phonons
283
Optical Properties of Plasmons PlasmonPhonon Mixed States and of Magnons
301
Optical Properties of Intrinsic Excitons in Bulk Semiconductors
309
Optical Properties of Bound and Localized Excitons and of Defect States
363
Optical Properties of Excitons in Structures of Reduced Dimensionality
383
Optical Bistability Optical Computing Spintronicsand Quantum Computing
701
Experimental Methods
731
Group Theory in Semiconductor Optics
779
Semiconductor Bloch Equations
813
The Final Problem
834
Index
837
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Claus Klingshirn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany