Advanced Texts in Physics

Semiconductor Optics and Transport Phenomena

Authors: Schäfer, Wilfried, Wegener, Martin

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This introduction to the field of semiconductor optics, including transport phenomena in semiconductors, has its origin in an advanced course jointly given by a theoretician and an experimentalist. Starting with the theoretical fundamentals of this field the book develops, assuming a basic knowledge of solid-state physics. The text is suitable for graduates and scientists alike who need a well-balanced and up-to-date introduction to this area. The application areas of the theory covered include semiconductor lasers, detectors, electro-optic modulators, single-electron transistors, microcavities and double-barrier resonant tunneling diodes.
One hundred problems with hints for solution help the readers to deepen their knowledge.

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"The rapid pace of discovery in semiconductor physics makes it difficult to initiate neophytes to the field . . . With Semiconductor Optics and Transport Phenomena, Wilfried Schäfer and Martin Wegener have come to the rescue . . . The authors are important figures in semiconductor optics. Schäfer has made definitive contributions to the theory of interacting electrons and collaborated with experimentalists to explain exciton dynamics under ultrafast optical excitation. Wegener is prominently known for his experimental exploration of the new world of exciton dynamics in the first few femtoseconds of their creation. The collaboration of a theorist and an experimentalist in this book fulfills the authors’ intent to synthesize theory and empiricism. It is delightful to find that, after reading about the Bloch theory, one can understand the four-wave mixing experiment and measurements of the dephasing time . . . The text covers basic electron properties, optics, and transport. The optics part provides important paradigms of decoherence and of nonequilibrium physics, both of which are essential to the modern physics of the small . . . I recommend Schäfer and Wegener’s timely and pioneering text for a cohesive presentation of modern semiconductor physics."

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"The text covers basic electron properties, optics, and transport. … The book also carefully describes such fundamentals as the gauge relation between the p . A and r . E expressions for light-matter interaction. … I recommend Schäfer and Wegener’s timely and pioneering text for a cohesive presentation of modern semiconductor physics." (L. J. Sham, Physics Today, July, 2003)

"The topics covered in the book include a good number of the important theoretical foundations of semiconductor optics and transport phenomena … . If the reader is interested in the theory of optical and transport phenomena, this is an appropriate book." (Mike Gal, The Physicist, Vol. 39 (6), 2002)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semiconductor Optics and Transport Phenomena
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Texts in Physics
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04663-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04663-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-61614-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08271-9
Series ISSN
1439-2674
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 497
Topics