Quantum Semiconductor Structures

  • ID: 1770306
  • Book
  • 252 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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In its original form, this widely acclaimed primer on the fundamentals of quantized semiconductor structures was published as an introductory chapter in Raymond Dingle's edited volume (24) of Semiconductors and Semimetals. Having already been praised by reviewers for its excellent coverage, this material is now available in an updated and expanded "student edition." This work promises to become a standard reference in the field. It covers the basics of electronic states as well as the fundamentals of optical interactions and quantum transport in two-dimensional quantized systems. This revised student edition also includes entirely new sections discussing applications and one-dimensional and zero-dimensional systems.
  • Available for the first time in a new, expanded version
  • Provides a concise introduction to the fundamentals and fascinating applications of quantized semiconductor structures
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Introduction. The Advent of Ultrathin, Well-Contained Semiconductor Heterostructures. A Prerequisite. The Mastering of Semiconductor Purity and Interfaces. The Electronic Properties of Thin Semiconductor Heterostructures. Quantum Well Energy Levels. Triangular Quantum Well Energy Levels. Two-Dimensional Density of States. Excitons and Shallow Impurities in Quantum Wells. Tunneling Structures, Coupled Quantum Wells, and Superlattices. Modulation Doping of Heterostructures. n-i-p-i Structures. Optical Properties of Thin Heterostructures. Optical Matrix Element. Selection Rules. Energy Levels, Band Discontinuities, and Layer Fluctuations. Low Temperature Luminescence. Carrier and Exciton Dynamics. Inelastic Light Scattering. Non-Linear and Electro-Optic Effects. Electrical Properties of Thin Heterostructures. Mobility in Parallel Transport. Hot Electron Effects in Parallel Transport. Perpendicular Transport. Quantum Transport. Applications of Quantized Semiconductor Heterostructures. Electronic Devices Based on Parallel Transport. Electronic Devices Based on Perpendicular Transport. Quantum Well Lasers. Towards 1D and 0D Physics and Devices. One- and Zero-Dimensional Systems. 1D and 0D Semiconductor Fabrication Techniques. Electrical Applications of 1D and 0D Structures. 1D and 0D Optical Devices. Selected Bibliography. References. Index.
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Weisbuch, Claude
Vinter, Borge
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