Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells: Physics and Devices

  • Sheng S. Li
  • Yan-Kuin Su

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Intersubband Emission and Lasers

    1. Jérôme Faist, Federico Capasso, Deborah L. Sivco, Albert L. Hutchinson, Sung-Nee G. Chu, Alfred Y. Cho et al.
      Pages 1-8
    2. François H. Julien, Olivier Gauthier-Lafaye, Philippe Boucaud, Sébastien Sauvage, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, Véronique Thierry-Mieg et al.
      Pages 9-16
    3. Peter Kruck, Manfred Helm, Gottfried Strasser, Lubos Hvozdara, Erich Gornik
      Pages 17-21
    4. J. R. Meyer, I. Vurgaftman, L. J. Olafsen, E. H. Aifer, W. W. Bewley, C. L. Felix et al.
      Pages 22-29
    5. Yoav Lavon, Amir Sa’ar, Francois H. Julien, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Richard Planel
      Pages 30-36
    6. Y. B. Li, J. W. Cockburn, M. S. Skolnick, J. P. Duck, M. J. Birkett, L. R. Wilson et al.
      Pages 37-42
  3. Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector Physics

    1. Sumith Bandara, Sarath Gunapala, John Liu, Jason Mumolo, Edward Luong, Winn Hong et al.
      Pages 43-49
    2. H. C. Liu, M. Buchanan, Z. R. Wasilewski
      Pages 50-59
    3. A. Sa’ar, C. Mermelstein, H. Schneider, C. Schoenbein, M. Walther
      Pages 60-67
    4. Meimei Z. Tidrow, Stephen W. Kennerly, Xudong Jiang, Jung-Chi Chiang, Sheng S. Li, Victor Ryzhii
      Pages 68-75
    5. Frank Szmulowicz, Gail J. Brown, William C. Mitchel, H. C. Liu, L. Li, M. Buchanan et al.
      Pages 76-83
  4. Quantum Well and Quantum Dot Infrared Detectors

    1. Sheng S. Li, J. C. Chiang, J. Chu, X. D. Jiang, M. Z. Tidrow
      Pages 103-109
    2. K. K. Choi, C. J. Chen, W. H. Chang, D. C. Tsui
      Pages 116-121
    3. Peter Kruck, Manfred Helm, Günther Bauer, Joachim F. Nützel, Gerhard Abstreiter
      Pages 122-126
    4. A. G. U. Perera, W. Z. Shen, S. G. Matsik, H. C. Liu, M. Buchanan, W. J. Schaff
      Pages 127-132
    5. S. Maimon, E. Finkman, G. Bahir, S. E. Schacham, P. M. Petroff
      Pages 133-140
    6. P. Boucaud, S. Sauvage, F. H. Julien, J.-M. Gérard, V. Thierry-Mieg
      Pages 141-146
  5. Ultra Fast Phenomena and Novel Structures

    1. Manfred Helm, Wolfgang Hilber, Wolfgang Heiss, Ben N. Murdin, Gottfried Strasser, Erich Gornik et al.
      Pages 153-160
    2. Ruti Kapon, Amir Sa’ar, Michael Bendayan, Robert Beserman, Richard Planel
      Pages 161-166
    3. Gregory Sun, Yanwu Lu, Jacob B. Khurgin
      Pages 167-172
    4. James N. Heyman, Roland Kersting, Gottfried Strasser, Karl Unterrainer, Kevin Maranowski, Arthur Gossard
      Pages 173-180
    5. K. D. Maranowski, A. C. Gossard, K. Unterrainer, E. Gornik
      Pages 181-186
    6. Itay Shtrichman, David Gershoni, Eitan Ehrenfreund, Kevin Maranowski, Arthur C. Gossard
      Pages 187-192
  6. QWIP Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) for IR Imaging

    1. S. D. Gunapala, S. V. Bandara, J. K. Liu, W. Hong, M. Sundaram, P. D. Maker et al.
      Pages 193-198
    2. Martin Walther, Frank Fuchs, Harald Schneider, Joachim Fleißner, Clemens Schönbein, Wilfried Pletschen et al.
      Pages 207-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


The International Workshop on "Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells:: Physics and Applications," was held at National Cheng Kung University, in Tainan, Taiwan, December 15-18, 1997. The objective of the Workshop is to facilitate the presentation and discussion of the recent results in theoretical, experimental, and applied aspects of intersubband transitions in quantum wells and dots. The program followed the tradition initiated at the 1991 conference in Cargese-France, the 1993 conference in Whistler, B. C. Canada, and the 1995 conference in Kibbutz Ginosar, Israel. Intersubband transitions in quantum wells and quantum dots have attracted considerable attention in recent years, mainly due to the promise of various applications in the mid- and far-infrared regions (2-30 J. lm). Over 40 invited and contributed papers were presented in this four-day workshop, with topics covered most aspects of the intersubband transition phenomena including: the basic intersubband transition processes, multiquantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) physics, large format (640x480) GaAs QWIP (with 9. 0 J. lffi cutoff) focal plane arrays (FPAs) for IR imaging camera applications, infrared modulation, intersubband emission including mid- and long- wavelength quantum cascade (QC) lasers such as short (A. "" 3. 4 J. lm) and long (A. "" 11. 5 J. lm) wavelength room temperature QC lasers, quantum fountain intersubband laser at 15. 5 J. lm wavelength in GaAs/AIGaAs quantum well, harmonic generation and nonlinear effects, ultra-fast phenomena such as terahertz (THz) intersubband emission and detection. The book divides into five Chapters.


detection detector emission infrared laser Modulation physics quantum dot quantum wells structures temperature transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheng S. Li
    • 1
  • Yan-Kuin Su
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan R.O.C

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