Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 43-101
  4. Pages 103-114
  5. Pages 115-157
  6. Pages 159-177
  7. Pages 223-230
  8. Back Matter

About this book


This book presents an overview of the current understanding of the physics of zero-dimensional semiconductors. It concentrates mainly on quantum dots of wide-gap semiconductors, but touches also on zero-dimensional systems based on silicon and III-V materials. After providing the reader with a theoretical background, the author illustrates the specific properties of three-dimensionally confined semiconductors, such as the size dependence of energy states, optical transitions, and dephasing mechanisms, with the results from numerous experiments in linear and nonlinear spectroscopy. Technological aspects of the growth concepts and the potential of this new class of semiconductor materials for electro-optic and nonlinear optical devices are also discussed.


crystal optical properties quantum dot semiconductor spectroscopy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60906-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49671-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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