1st Edition

Optical Properties and Applications of Semiconductors

    185 Pages 47 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    185 Pages 47 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Semiconductors with optical characteristics have found widespread use in evolving semiconductor photovoltaics, where optical features are important. The industrialization of semiconductors and their allied applications have paved the way for optical measurement techniques to be used in new ways. Due to their unique properties, semiconductors are key components in the daily employed technologies in healthcare, computing, communications, green energy, and a range of other uses.

    This book examines the fundamental optical properties and applications of semiconductors. It summarizes the information as well as the optical characteristics and applicability of semiconductors through an in-depth review of the literature. Accomplished experts in the field share their knowledge and examine new developments.


    • Comprehensive coverage of all types of optical applications using semiconductors
    • Explores relevant composite materials and devices for each application
    • Addresses the optical properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors
    • Describes new developments in the field and future potential applications

    Optical Properties and Applications of Semiconductors is a comprehensive reference and an invaluable resource for engineers, scientists, academics, and industry R&D teams working in applied physics.

    1. Semiconductor Optical Fibers

    Lele Zang, Qixun Xia, Zhijun Du, and Nanasaheb M. Shinde

    2. Optical Properties of Semiconducting Materials for Solar Photocatalysis

    Dhirendra Singh Rathore and Sapana Jadoun

    3. Semiconductor Optical Memory Devices

    Umbreen Rasheed, Fayyaz Hussain, Rana Muhammad Arif Khalil, and Muhammad Imran

    4. Semiconductor Optical Utilization in Agriculture

    Syed Wazed Ali, Satyaranjan Bairagi, and Swagata Banerjee

    5. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Semiconductors, Principles, and Applications

    Muhammad Rizwan, Aleena Shoukat, Asma Ayub, Iqra Ilyas, Ambreen Usman, and Seerat Fatima

    6. Semiconductor Photoresistors

    Anoop Singh, Aamir Ahmed, and Sandeep Arya

    7. Semiconductor Photovoltaic

    Jazib Ali, Fateh Ullah, Rizwan Haider, Ghulam Abbas Ashraf, Fahmeeda Kausar, Hamaela Razaq, and Hafeez Anwar

    8. Progress and Challenges of Semiconducting Materials for Solar Photocatalysis

    Mridula Guin, Tanaya Kundu, Vinay K. Verma, and Nakshatra Bahadur Singh

    9. Linear Optical Properties of Semiconductors: Principles and Applications

    Muhammad Rizwan, Asma Ayub, Bakhtawer Razaq, Aleena Shoukat, Iqra Ilyas, and Ambreen Usman

    10. Computational Techniques on Optical Properties of Metal-Oxide Semiconductors

    Jhilmil Swapnalin, Prasun Banerjee, Chetana Sabbanahalli, Dinesh Rangappa, Kiran Kumar Kondamareddy, and Dharmapura H.K. Murthy


    Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 190 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 145 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.) He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators. 


    Dr. Mohd Imran Ahamed received his Ph.D degree on the topic "Synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic composite heavy metals selective cation-exchangers and their analytical applications", from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2019. He has published several research and review articles in the journals of international recognition. Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. He has co-edited more than 20 books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A) and Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.). His research work includes ion-exchange chromatography, wastewater treatment, and analysis, bending actuator and electrospinning. 




    Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working with Chinese Academy of Sciences-President’s International Fellowship Initiative (CAS-PIFI) at National Center forNanoscience and Technology (NCNST, Beijing). He obtained Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, in 2008. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with the highest honours in 2014 for the work entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyanilines for Supercapacitor and Catalytic Applications" at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and Kakatiya University (India). Before joining National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) as CAS-PIFI research fellow, China, worked as senior research associate and Postdoc at National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU, Taiwan) respectively in the fields of bio-fuel and CO2 reduction applications.His academic honors includeUniversity Grants Commission National Fellowship and many merit scholarships,study-abroad fellowships from Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, andCAS-PIFI. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewedjournals and has authored around twenty book chapters, and he is also serving as an editorial boardmember and a referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. He has published edited books with Springer (UK), Elsevier, Materials Science Forum LLC (USA), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and CRC Press Taylor & Francis group.  His specializedareas of research are energy conversion and storage, which include sustainable nanomaterials,graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis for organic transformations, environmental remediation technologies, photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices, biofuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors. 


    Dr. Tariq A Altalhi, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia