Confined Electrons and Photons

New Physics and Applications

  • Elias Burstein
  • Claude Weisbuch

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 340)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Confined Electrons and Photons: A Summary

    1. Claude Weisbuch, Eli Burstein
      Pages 1-14
  3. Basic Solid State Optics in Bulk and 2D Structures

  4. Confined Electrons in 1D and 0D

  5. Confined Photons

    1. J. M. Raimond, S. Haroche
      Pages 383-426
    2. H. Yokoyama, Y. Nambu, T. Kawakami
      Pages 427-466
    3. Gunnar Björk, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Henrich Heitmann
      Pages 467-501
    4. Theodore B. Norris
      Pages 503-521
    5. Philip St. J. Russell, Timothy A. Birks, F. Dominic Lloyd-Lucas
      Pages 585-633

About this book


The optical properties of semiconductors have played an important role since the identification of semiconductors as "small" bandgap materials in the thinies, due both to their fundamental interest as a class of solids baving specific optical propenies and to their many important applications. On the former aspect we can cite the fundamental edge absorption and its assignment to direct or indirect transitions, many-body effects as revealed by exciton formation and photoconductivity. On the latter aspect, large-scale applications sucb as LEDs and lasers, photovoltaic converters, photodetectors, electro-optics and non-linear optic devices, come to mind. The eighties saw a revitalization of the whole field due to the advent of heterostructures of lower-dimensionality, mainly two-dimensional quantum wells, which through their enhanced photon-matter interaction yielded new devices with unsurpassed performance. Although many of the basic phenomena were evidenced through the seventies, it was this impact on applications which in turn led to such a massive investment in fabrication tools, thanks to which many new structures and materials were studied, yielding funher advances in fundamental physics.


Laser Planar Vakuuminjektionsverfahren Wave basics electrodynamics electronics optics quantum dot semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias Burstein
    • 1
  • Claude Weisbuch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5807-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1963-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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