Coherent Semiconductor Optics

From Basic Concepts to Nanostructure Applications

Authors: Meier, Torsten, Thomas, Peter, Koch, Stephan W.

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This book introduces the basic theoretical concepts required for the analysis of the optical response of semiconductor systems in the coherent regime. The entire presentation is based on a one-dimensional tight-binding model. Starting with discrete-level systems, increasing complexity is added gradually to the model by including band-structure and many-particle interaction. Various linear and nonlinear optical spectra and temporal phenomena are studied. The analysis of many-body effects in nonlinear optical phenomena covers a major part of the book.

Only basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is required to benefit from the results presented in this book. Therefore, it is well suited as a textbook for advanced classes, for self-study, and for researchers interested in the field of semiconductor optics.

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"This book presents a comprehensive theory of coherent processes in semiconductor optics. … The book is very well organized and chapters on basic theories are condensed which makes it easy for readers to understand the ideas in progressive stages. … The book may be regarded as self sufficient in covering the topics on semiconductor optics. … The book may be expected to be very useful for graduate students and researchers interested in the theoretical principles in this field." (Jai Singh, Australian Physics, Vol. 44 (2), 2007)

"The text … represents the culmination of many years of teaching experience and world-leading research in theoretical semiconductor optics. … The text is aimed for advanced class work for graduate students or self-study by experienced researchers. A collection of problem is provided at the end of the text, and each chapter ends with a list of suggestions for further reading. The text is well illustrated, and a good index is provided." (Dr M. Fox, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 48 (4), 2007)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-10

  • Experimental Techniques

    Pages 11-16

  • Few-Level Systems

    Pages 17-24

  • Coherent Tunneling

    Pages 25-33

  • The Semiconductor Model

    Pages 35-45

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coherent Semiconductor Optics
Book Subtitle
From Basic Concepts to Nanostructure Applications
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32555-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-32555-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32554-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06896-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 319
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