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Semiconductor Quantum Optoelectronics

From Quantum Physics to Smart Devices, 1st Edition

Edited by A. Miller, D Finlayson, M Ebrahimzadeh

CRC Press

496 pages

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The development and application of low-dimensional semiconductors have been rapid and spectacular during the past decade. Ever improving epitaxial growth and device fabrication techniques have allowed access to some remarkable new physics in quantum confined structures while a plethora of new devices has emerged. The field of optoelectronics in particular has benefited from these advances both in terms of improved performance and the invention of fundamentally new types of device, at a time when the use of optics and lasers in telecommunications, broadcasting, the Internet, signal processing, and computing has been rapidly expanding. An appreciation of the physics of quantum and dynamic electronic processes in confined structures is key to the understanding of many of the latest devices and their continued development.

Semiconductor Quantum Optoelectronics covers new physics and the latest device developments in low-dimensional semiconductors. It allows those who already have some familiarity with semiconductor physics and devices to broaden and expand their knowledge into new and expanding topics in low-dimensional semiconductors. The book provides pedagogical coverage of selected areas of new and pertinent physics of low-dimensional structures and presents some optoelectronic devices presently under development. Coverage includes material and band structure issues and the physics of ultrafast, nonlinear, coherent, intersubband, and intracavity phenomena. The book emphasizes various devices, including quantum wells, visible, quantum cascade, and mode-locked lasers; microcavity LEDs and VCSELs; and detectors and logic elements. An underlying theme is high-speed phenomena and devices for increased system bandwidths.

Table of Contents

In-Well and Cross-Well Carrier Transport in Quantum Wells by Alan Miller)

Coherent Exciton Dynamics: Time Resolved Polarimetry by Arthur L. Smirl

Coherent Control and Switching by Jeremy J. Baumberg

Excitons in Strongly Coupled Semiconductor Microcavities by Theodore Norris

Coherent Terhertz Spectroscopy by Peter Haring Bolivar

Visible-Emitting Quantum Well Lasers by Peter Blood

Microcavity Light Emitting Diodes by Roel Baets

Materials for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting and Edge Emitting Lasers by Olga Blum Spahn

Analysis of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Diodes (VCSELs) by Karl J. Ebeling

Polarization Properties of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers by Maxi SanMiguel

Semiconductor Heterostructures: A Quantum Lego for Infrared Technology by Emmanuel Rosencher

Band-Structure Engineering of New Photonic Materials: High Performance Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers by Federico Capasso

Optics for Digital Information Processing by David A.B. Miller

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Optics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General