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Optical Properties of Semiconductors

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We first introduce the Maxwell’s equations about the electromagnetic field and the Hamiltonian of electron in the electromagnetic field from which we obtain the formula for light-matter interaction which forms the base for the optical electronics. We discuss the general absorption and emission spectra of nanostructure materials. Major focus of the rest of the chapter is about electron-hole pair, i.e., exciton in nanostructures which is the base for the fast developing nanophotonics.

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  • Exciton State
  • Effective Mass Approximation
  • Photon Field
  • Total Wave Function
  • Exciton Bohr Radius

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Fu, Y. (2014). Optical Properties of Semiconductors. In: Physical Models of Semiconductor Quantum Devices. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7174-1_3

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