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Concepts, Physics and Devices

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  • © 2002


  • This book deals with nano-opto-electronic devices
  • These have huge potential for future applications in photonics and optoelectronics
  • The related field of heterostructure lasers was the topic of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000
  • The book begins with a contribution by the Nobel Prize winner Alferov
  • It will appeal to researchers, advanced students and engineers
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: NanoScience and Technology (NANO)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Concepts

  2. Devices


About this book

This book traces the quest to use nanostructured media for novel and improved optoelectronic devices. Starting with the invention of the heterostructure laser, the progression via thin films to quasi zero-dimensional quantum dots has led to novel device concepts and tremendous improvements in device performance. Along the way sophisticated methods of material preparation and characterization have been developed. Novel physical phenomena have emerged and are now used in devices such as lasers and optical amplifiers. Leading experts - among them Nobel laureate Zhores Alferov - write here about the fundamental concepts behind nano-optoelectronics, the material basis, physical phenomena, device physics and systems.


From the reviews:

"This is an excellent book covering various aspects of semiconductor quantum dots ranging from theory, growth, structural, electronic and optical properties to devices such as quantum dot lasers, photodetectors and optical amplifiers. … will be a valuable resource for researchers and students working in the field." (Chennupati Jagadish, The Physicist, Vol. 40 (1), 2003)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Experimentelle Physik II, Halbleiterphysik, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

    Marius Grundmann

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