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Optical Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Semiconductors : NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES E, APPLIED SCIENCES - Gerhard Abstreiter

Optical Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Semiconductors

NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES E, APPLIED SCIENCES

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1997
ISBN: 9780792347286
Number Of Pages: 386

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Technological advances in semiconductor growth has opened a broad horizon for semiconductor physics and applications during the past 20 years. High quality two-. dimensional systems are achieved with nearly atomic precision by direct epitaxial growth. Such structures led to novel applications like low noise high frequency modulation doped field effect transistors and quantum well lasers. Semiconductor heterostructures of lower dimensionality like quantum wires and quantum dots are not yet as mature, partly due to the lack in precision oflateral structuring technology. In recent years, however, there was an enormous progress in novel epitaxial growth methods. This opens a wide new area of basic and applied semiconductor physics with the hope of novel applications in near future making use of the advantageous properties of one- and zero-dimensional systems. Ideas for future device applications mainly stem from the altered density of states being discrete or atomic-like for quantum dots. Optical spectroscopy has played and is playing a crucial role in the advancement of this fascinating field of semiconductor physics. The NATO school organized at Bilkent University in Ankara and in Antalya brought together experts in this field and newcomers, especially young Ph. D. students and postdocs, to learn about recent developments and to discuss open questions in the area of optical spectroscopy of low dimensional semiconductors. The school turned out to be extremely fruitful and there was a great enthusiasm among the lecturers and students during the whole two weeks.

Preface
MBE Growth and Optical Properties of Si[subscript 1-y]C[subscript y] and [actual symbol not reproducible] Alloy Layersp. 1
Optical Processes in Two-Dimensional II-VI Systemsp. 21
Optical Intersubband Absorption and Emission in Quantum Structuresp. 41
Inelastic Light Scattering by Electrons in Low-Dimensional Semiconductorsp. 63
Electric-Field Domains, Pockels Effect and Coherent Acoustic Phonons in Superlatticesp. 83
Structure and Optical Properties of Self-Ordered V-Groove Quantum Wires and Quantum Wellsp. 99
Cleaved Edge Overgrowth and 1d Lasersp. 127
Raman Scattering in Semiconductors with Wavelength Scale Dielectric Modulationp. 157
Band-Gap Renormalization in Quasi-One Dimensional Systemsp. 179
Optical Properties of 1D Quantum Structuresp. 191
Conductance in Nanowiresp. 213
Electronic Properties of Quantum Dots and Artificial Atomsp. 235
Self-Ordering of Nanostructures on Semiconductor Surfacesp. 257
Fabrication of Quantum Dots for Semiconductor Lasers with Confined Electrons and Photonsp. 303
InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Lasersp. 315
Raman Scattering as a Diagnostic Tool of Semiconductor Nanofabricationp. 331
Optical Properties of a Low Dimensional Silicon System: Porous Siliconp. 355
Photographsp. 375
Participantsp. 377
Author Indexp. 383
Subject Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780792347286
ISBN-10: 0792347285
Series: NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES E, APPLIED SCIENCES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 30th September 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75