The theory and practice of the non-linear optics of silicon are inextricably linked with a variety of areas of solid state physics, particularly semiconductor physics. However, the current literature linking these fields is scattered across various sources and is lacking in depth. Second Order Non-linear Optics of Silicon and Silicon Nanostructures describes the physical properties of silicon as they apply to non-linear optics while also covering details of the physics of semiconductors.
The book contains six chapters that focus on:
- The physical properties and linear optics of silicon
- Basic theoretical concepts of reflected second harmonics (RSH)
- The authors’ theory of the generation of RSH at the non-linear medium–linear medium interface
- An analytical review of work on the non-linear optics of silicon
- The results of non-linear optical studies of silicon nanostructures
- A theory of photoinduced electronic processes in semiconductors and their influence on RSH generation
The book also includes methodological problems and a significant amount of reference data. It not only reflects the current state of research but also provides a single, thorough source of introductory information for those who are becoming familiar with non-linear optics. Second Order Non-linear Optics of Silicon and Silicon Nanostructures is a valuable contribution to the fields of non-linear optics, semiconductor physics, and microelectronics, as well as a useful resource for a wide range of readers, from undergraduates to researchers.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Some Physical Properties of Silicon. Generation of Reflected Second Harmonic: Basic Theoretical Concepts. Phenomenological Theory of Generation of Second Harmonic Reflected from Silicon Surface. Experimental Results of Study of Reflected Harmonic in Silicon. Second Harmonic Generation in Silicon Nanostructures. Photoinduced Electronic Processes in Silicon and Their Impact on Reflected Second Harmonic Generation. Appendices.
O. A. Aktsipetrov, Moscow State University, Russia (deceased)
I. M. Baranova, Bryansk State Academy of Engineering and Technology, Russia
K. N. Evtyukhov, Bryansk State Academy of Engineering and Technology, Russia