Narrow Gap Semiconductors: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Narrow Gap Semiconductors

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors, 1st Edition

Edited by Junichiro Kono, Jean Leotin

CRC Press

650 pages

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Bringing together researchers from twenty-five countries, Narrow Gap Semiconductors: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Narrow Gap Semiconductors discusses the recent advances and discoveries in the science and technology of narrow gap semiconductors (NGS). In particular, it explores the latest findings in the fundamental physics of narrow gap materials and quantum heterostructures as well as device physics, including mid- and far-infrared lasers, detectors, and spintronic devices.

This volume forms a solid presentation in several important areas of NGS research, including materials, growth and characterization, fundamental physical phenomena, and devices and applications. It examines the novel material of InAs and its related alloys, heterostructures, and nanostructures as well as more traditional NGS materials such as InSb, PbTe, and HgCdTe. Several chapters cover carbon nanotubes and spintronics, along with spin-orbit coupling, nonparabolicity, and large g-factors. The book also deals with the physics and applications of low-energy phenomena at the infrared and terahertz ranges.

Continuing the high-quality tradition of this series, Narrow Gap Semiconductors covers all aspects of NGS to offer an authoritative, well-balanced perspective of this evolving field.

Table of Contents


Ferromagnetism in narrow gap semiconductors

Growth, magnetic and transport studies of GaSb-based ferromagnetic semiconductors

(Eu,Gd)Te ferromagnetic semiconductor layers-MBE growth, magnetic and structural characterization

Electrical and magnetic characterization of impurity states in diluted magnetic semiconductors Pb1-xGexTe:Cr

Omnidirectional spin lifetime enhancement for spin device applications

Side-gate control of Rashba spin-orbit interaction in channels at narrow gap hetero-junctions

Kinetic and zero electric field confinement and Rashba splitting in gated HgCdTe accumulation layers

Spin splitting in Ga1-xAlxAs parabolic quantum wells controlled by electric field

Anomalous spin splitting of shallow donor bound electrons in InAs-based heterostructures under electrical injection conditions

Investigation of electron spin states in InGaAs/InAlAs and InGaSb/InAlSb heterostructures

Weak anti-localization in Sn-doped InSb thin film layers on GaAs(100) substrates

Determining the spin Hall conductance via charge current and noise


InSb/InAs type II quantum structures for mid-IR laser applications

Sb-based nanostructures for mid-IR applications

Phonons in InGaAs/AlGaAs quantum dot superlattices: a Raman study

Electronic Raman scattering in self-organized InAs quantum dot structures

Selection-rule breaking of Raman scattering in InSb thin films grown on GaAs(001)

Influence of growth conditions on optical and electrical properties of MOVPE-grown InAs1-xSbx

InSb, InAs and In2O3 nanowires grown by vapor transport with aid of FIB Ga ions

Electrical and optical properties of hydrogen-passivated GaSb

Spectral study of persistent photoconductivity in InAs/A1Sb QW heterostructures

Room-temperature electroluminescence of A1Sb/INAs1-xSbx quantum wells grown by MOVPE

Application of quantum cascade lasers for cyclotron resonance measurements in InAsxSb1-x alloys

Quantum transport in the accumulation layer at InSb/GaAs(100) hetero-interface

Optical deformation potentials for PbSe and PbTe

Deformation potentials of a semimetal; intersubband transitions in HgTe/HgCdTe superlattices

Magnetic contribution to the specific heat of IV-VI semimagnetic semiconductors

Peculiarities of conductivity of PbSnTe(In) in the persistent photoconductivity regime

Oscillator parameters of PbTe

Gallium-induced resonant states in Pb1-xSnxTe:Ga under pressure

Electrical properties of n-layers of narrow gap semiconductors formed by low energy ion beam milling

Pump-probe measurement of lifetime engineering in far-infrared SiGe quantum wells

Intersubband transitions in GaP-AlP heterostructures for infrared applications

Transport characteristics of In1-xGaxN films by MOVPE

Influence of indium on the vibrational modes of dilute narrow band gap GaNAs alloys

Variable range hopping transport in narrow-gap semiconducting partially filled skutterudites.

Raman scattering study of the lattice dynamics of the narrow-gap semiconducting alkaline-earth disilicide

Hall effect in the variable range hopping regime in CulnSe2


Carbon nanotubes as narrow gap semiconducting materials

Theory of the Aharonov-Bohm effect in carbon nanotubes

Unconventional magnetotransport phenomena in individual carbon nanotubes

Dynamic magnetic alignment of single-walled carbon nanotubes in megagauss fields

Nano-space transport in crossed multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Magneto-optical study of Aharonov-Bohm effect on second subbands in single-walled carbon nanotubes

Pressure dependence of Raman modes in DWCNT filled with 1D nanocrystalline PbI2 semiconductor


Quantum cascade lasers: current technology and future goals

Antimonide quantum cascade lasers for the 3-5 µm wavelength range

Buried waveguide structures in THz quantum cascade lasers

Fabry-Perot and distributed-feedback mid-infrared "W" diode lasers

Mid-infrared emission from 100% spin-polarized states in IV-VI verticalcavity surface-emitting lasers

Low threshold 2.37µm InGaAsSb/GaSb QW lasers: towards the ideal quantum well laser?

Comparative study of AlGaAsSb/GaInAsSb multiple quantum wells lasers in the wavelength range between 2 and 3 µm

Optimization of the indium and nitrogen concentration for long-wavelength emission of InxGa1-xAs1-yNy lasers

Effects of strain and nonparabolicity on optical gain and threshold current in mid-IR InxGa1-xAsySb1-y /Al0.35Ga0.65As0.03Sb0.97 quantum well lasers

Electroluminescence studies of laser heterostructures with InSb quantum dot active region

Near infrared intersubband transitions in delta-doped InAs/AlSb multiquantum wells

The temperature dependence of photoluminescence and IR photoconductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot heterostructures

Parametric generation of mid IR radiation in GaAs/InGaAs/InGaP lasers and waveguides

Terahertz radiation from InAs, InGaAs and InSb excited by femtosecond optical pulses at wavelengths of 800 and 1560 nm

Stimulated emission of optically pumped CdxHg1-xTe films in the range 3-5 µm at 77 K


Physics and applications of InAs/(GaIn)Sb short period superlattices

Recent results on SOFRADIR HgCdTe detectors

A superlattice infrared photodetector operating at room temperature in the 3-5 µm wavelength domain

Study on an up-conversion quantum-well infrared photodetector integrated with a light-emitting diode

Study on lifted-off quantum well infrared photodetector

Narrow spectral band monolithic lead-chalcogenide-on-Si mid-IR photodetectors

Progress towards a mid-infrared single photon source

Electron transport in InAs field effect and mesoscopic devices

The quasi-rectangular quantum well for high electron mobility transistors (HEMT)

Nanowire magnetic memory cell

Measurements of magnetic domain-wall velocity detected by local Hall effect

Mesoscopic spin-dependent ballistic transport in InSb- and InAs-based heterostructures

SGM measurements on a disordered InGaAs QPC


Bloch oscillating super-superlattices

Trembling motion of electrons in NGS

Spin dynamics in dilute nitride semiconductors at room temperature

Electron spin relaxation induced by nuclei in quantum dots in time resolved photoluminescence experiments

Critical role of mobility in determination of spin relaxation in narrow gap semiconductor quantum wells

Time resolved studies of magnetic and non-magnetic narrow-gap semiconductors

Carrier population effects on polaron states in InAs-GaAs self-assembled quantum dots


Two-dimensional magnetoexcitons in the presence of spin-orbit interactions

Magneto-spectroscopy of MIR quantum cascade lasers

Electron-phonon interaction in quantum cascade structures probed by Landau level spectroscopy

Photocurrents in InAs/AlGaSb quantum wells

Electronic continuum states and mid-infrared absorption of InAs/GaAs quantum dots

Spin-flip hopping between quantum dots of HgSe:Fe

Spin-spin subband Landau-level coupling in InSb quantum wells

Cyclotron resonance study of InAs/AlSb qantum well heterostructures

Magnetospectroscopy of the double quantum well electron states

Coherent magnetic breakdown in 2D hole system at p-GaAs/AlGaAs heterointerface under uniaxial compression

Study of multicarrier transport in bulk HgCdTe using 15T pulsed magnetic fields

Magneto-transport properties in AlxGa1-xAsySb1-y/InAs quantum wells

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