Device Physics of Narrow Gap Semiconductors

  • Junhao Chu
  • Arden Sher

Part of the Microdevices book series (MDPF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 1-4
  3. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 5-124
  4. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 125-201
  5. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 203-281
  6. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 283-339
  7. Junhao Chu, Arden Sher
    Pages 341-488
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 489-506

About this book


Narrow gap semiconductors obey the general rules of semiconductor science, but often exhibit extreme features of these rules because of the same properties that produce their narrow gaps. Consequently these materials provide sensitive tests of theory, and the opportunity for the design of innovative devices. Narrow gap semiconductors are the most important materials for the preparation of advanced modern infrared systems.

Device Physics of Narrow Gap Semiconductors offers descriptions of the materials science and device physics of these unique materials. Topics covered include impurities and defects, recombination mechanisms, surface and interface properties, and the properties of low dimensional systems for infrared applications. This book will help readers to understand not only the semiconductor physics and materials science, but also how they relate to advanced opto-electronic devices. The last chapter applies the understanding of device physics to photoconductive detectors, photovoltaic infrared detectors, super lattices and quantum wells, infrared lasers, and single photon infrared detectors.


Semiconductor design laser materials science physics science semiconductors

Authors and affiliations

  • Junhao Chu
    • 1
  • Arden Sher
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Institute of Technical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkU.S.A.

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