Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 20, Issue 7–8, pp 1047–1054 | Cite as

Optical spectroscopy of semiconductor surfaces: From differential reflectivity to reflection anisotropy spectroscopy (personal and subjective notes)

  • V. I. Safarov


An historical review of the development of optical spectroscopy of surface states in semiconductors is presented. The importance of symmetry considerations and of polarization properties is emphasized.

PACS 73.20

Surface and interface electron states 

PACS 78.66

Optical properties of specific thin films, surfaces, low-dimensional structures: superlattices, quantum well structures, multilayers, microparticles 

PACS 01.30.Ee

Monographs and collections 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Safarov
    • 1
  1. 1.A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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