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Semiconductor Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

  • An excellent overview of on-edge technology and its fundamentals is given

  • Implications to the future generation of semiconductor technology

  • First review monograph on this subject

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

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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.


Exciton Semiconductor dynamics electrodynamics technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Edward L. Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.SISSATriesteItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of Physics and AstronomyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Semiconductor Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Authors Y. Yamamoto
    F. Tassone
    H. Cao
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67520-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08695-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-45515-8
  • Series ISSN 0081-3869
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 156
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Engineering, general
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