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Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

1st Edition

Edited by Kong-Thon Tsen

CRC Press

272 pages | 145 B/W Illus.

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The advent of the femto-second laser has enabled us to observe phenomena at the atomic timescale. One area to reap enormous benefits from this ability is ultrafast dynamics. Collecting the works of leading experts from around the globe, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures surveys recent developments in a variety of areas in ultrafast dynamics.

In eight authoritative chapters illustrated by more than 150 figures, this book spans a broad range of new techniques and advances. It begins with a review of spin dynamics in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas, followed by the generation, propagation, and nonlinear properties of high-amplitude, ultrashort strain solitons in solids. The discussion then turns to nonlinear optical properties of nanoscale artificial dielectrics, optical properties of GaN self-assembled quantum dots, and optical studies of carrier dynamics and non-equilibrium optical phonons in nitride-based semiconductors. Rounding out the presentation, the book examines ultrafast non-equilibrium electron dynamics in metal nanoparticles, monochromatic acoustic phonons in GaAs, and electromagnetically induced transparency in semiconductor quantum wells.

With its pedagogical approach and practical, up-to-date coverage, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures allows you to easily put the material into practice, whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the field.

Table of Contents

SPIN EVOLUTION IN A HIGH-MOBILITY, TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON GAS; Richard T. Harley

Introduction

Review of Theoretical Ideas on Spin-Dynamics in a 2DEG

Experimental Investigation of Electron Spin-Dynamics in a 2DEG

Conclusions

References

HIGH-AMPLITUDE, ULTRASHORT STRAIN SOLITONS IN SOLIDS; Otto L. Muskens and Jaap I. Dijkhuis

Introduction

Theory of Strain Solitons

Simulations

Brillouin-Scattering Experiments

Conclusions and Prospects

Acknowledgments

References

NONLINEAR OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ARTIFICIAL DIELECTRICS IN THE NANO-SCALE; H. Grebel

Preface

Introduction

Theoretical Considerations

Experiments and Results

Discussion

Conclusions

References

OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF HEXAGONAL AND CUBIC GAN SELF-ASSEMBLED QUANTUM DOTS; Yong-Hoon Cho and Le Si Dang

Introduction

Physical Properties of GaN Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

Growth of Hexagonal and Cubic GaN Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

Optical Properties of GaN Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

Time- and Space-Resolved Optical Studies on GaN Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

Prospects of GaN Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

ULTRAFAST NON-EQUILIBRIUM ELECTRON DYNAMICS IN METAL NANOPARTICLES; Fabrice Vallée

Introduction

Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles

Optical Creation of Non-Equilibrium Electrons

Non-Equilibrium Electron Kinetics

Electron-Electron Energy Exchanges

Electron-Lattice Energy Exchanges

Non-Equilibrium Electron-Lattice Energy Exchanges

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

GENERATION AND PROPAGATION OF MONOCHROMATIC ACOUSTIC PHONONS IN GALLIUM ARSENIDE; Anthony J. Kent and Nicola M. Stanton

Introduction and Background

Basic Properties of Semiconductor Superlattices

Experimental Details

Experimental Results: Introduction

Demonstrating Phonon Optics: Measuring the Mean Free Path of Terahertz (THz) Phonons

Other Materials: Gallium Nitride and Its Alloys

Summary and Outlook

References

OPTICAL STUDIES OF CARRIER DYNAMICS AND NON-EQUILIBRIUM OPTICAL PHONONS IN NITRIDE-BASED SEMICONDUCTORS; K.T. Tsen

Introduction

Experimental Approach, Samples, and Experimental Technique

Experimental Results

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY INDUCED TRANSPARENCY IN SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM WELLS; Mark C. Phillips and Hailin Wang

Introduction

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency: Theory

Experimental Methods

EIT via Intervalence Band Coherence

EIT via Exciton Spin Coherence

EIT via Biexcitonic Coherence

Summary

Acknowledgments

References

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS