Optics of Semiconductors and Their Nanostructures

  • Heinz Kalt
  • Michael Hetterich

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Stephan W. Koch, Mackillo Kira
    Pages 1-18
  3. Hui Zhao, Heinz Kalt
    Pages 19-45
  4. Wolfgang Langbein, Gerrit Kocherscheidt, Roland Zimmermann
    Pages 47-72
  5. Jürgen Gutowski, Hans-Georg Breunig, Tobias Voss
    Pages 133-157
  6. Martin Wegener
    Pages 171-188
  7. Hyatt M. Gibbs
    Pages 189-208
  8. Martin J. Stevens, Ravi D. R. Bhat, Ali Najmaie, Henry M. van Driel, John E. Sipe, Arthur L. Smirl
    Pages 209-248
  9. Tommy W. Berg, Jørn M. Hvam
    Pages 249-273
  10. Peter Würfel
    Pages 321-341
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 343-351

About this book


In recent years the field of semiconductor optics has been pushed to several extremes. The size of semiconductor structures has shrunk to dimensions of a few nanometers, the semiconductor-light interaction is studied on timescales as fast as a few femtoseconds, and transport properties on a length scale far below the wavelength of light have been revealed. These advances were driven by rapid improvements in both semiconductor and optical technologies and were further facilitated by progress in the theoretical description of optical excitations in semiconductors. This book, written by leading experts in the field, provides an up-to-date introduction to the optics of semiconductors and their nanostructures so as to help the reader understand these exciting new developments. It also discusses recently established applications, such as blue-light emitters, as well as the quest for future applications in areas such as spintronics, quantum information processing, and third-generation solar cells.


Speckle Technologie exciton laser laser diode optics optoelectronics quantum dot semiconductor semiconductors solar cell spectroscopy spintronics thermodynamics transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Kalt
    • 1
  • Michael Hetterich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Physik and DFG-Center for Functional NanostructuresUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-06042-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09115-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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