Semiconductor Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
  • Francesco Tassone
  • Hui Cao

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 169)

About this book


Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made it possible to fabricate microcavity structures in which both photon fields and electron--hole pairs (or excitons) are confined in a small volume comparable to their wavelength. The radiative properties of the electron--hole pairs and excitons are modified owing to the drastic change in the structure of the electromagnetic-field modes. This book is the first to give a comprehensive account of the theory of semiconductor cavity quantum electrodynamics for such systems in the weak-coupling and strong-coupling regimes. The important concepts are presented, together with relevant, recent experimental results.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Francesco Tassone
    • 2
  • Hui Cao
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward L. Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.SISSATriesteItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of Physics and AstronomyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67520-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45515-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
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