© 1993

Optical Phenomena in Semiconductor Structures of Reduced Dimensions

  • David J. Lockwood
  • Aron Pinczuk

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. I. V. Kukushkin, N. J. Pulsford, K. Von Klitzing, R. J. Haug, K. Ploog, H. Buhmann et al.
    Pages 29-44
  3. J. F. Ryan, A. J. Turberfield, R. A. Ford, I. N. Harris, C. T. Foxon, J. J. Harris
    Pages 45-56
  4. A. Pinczuk, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West
    Pages 57-61
  5. E. I. Rashba, V. M. Apal’Kov
    Pages 63-77
  6. B. Deveaud, F. Clérot, B. Sermage, C. Dumas, D.S. Katzer
    Pages 129-144
  7. E.O. Göbel, M. Koch, J. Feldmann, G. Von Plessen, T. Meier, A. Schulze et al.
    Pages 145-155
  8. D.D. Awschalom, J. F. Smyth, N. Samarth
    Pages 157-171
  9. I. Bar-Joseph, S. Bar-Ad, O. Carmel, Y. Levinson
    Pages 173-186
  10. D.G. Steel, S. T. Cundiff, H. Wang
    Pages 187-200
  11. S. Scandolo, F. Tassone
    Pages 213-220

About this book


Remarkable advances in semiconductor growth and processing technologies continue to have a profound impact on condensed-matter physics and to stimulate the invention of novel optoelectronic effects. Intensive research on the behaviors of free carriers has been carried out in the two-dimensional systems of semiconductor heterostructures and in the one and zero-dimensional systems of nanostructures created by the state-of-the-art fabrication methods. These studies have uncovered unexpected quantum mechanical correlations that arise because of the combined effects of strong electron-electron interactions and wave function confinement associated with reduced dimensionality. The investigations of these phenomena are currently at the frontiers of condensed-matter physics. They include areas like the fractional quantum Hall effect, the dynamics of electrons on an ultra short (femtosecond) time scale, electron behavior in quantum wires and dots, and studies of electron tunneling phenomena in ultra small semiconductor structures. Optical techniques have made important contributions to these fields in recent years, but there has been no coherent review of this work until now.
The book provides an overview of these recent developments that will be of interest to semiconductor materials scientists in university, government and industrial laboratories.


ALF Laser Optics Transmission liquid semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Lockwood
    • 1
  • Aron Pinczuk
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CouncilOttawaCanada
  2. 2.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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