Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

Physics and Applications

  • Harald Schneider
  • Hui Chun Liu

Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-4
    2. Pages 1-2
    3. Pages 45-81
    4. Pages 83-95
    5. Pages 97-105
    6. Pages 107-138
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 174-174
    2. Pages 175-201
    3. Pages 229-229
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 231-250

About this book


Addressed to both students as a learning text and scientists/engineers as a reference, this book discusses the physics and applications of quantum-well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs). It is assumed that the reader has a basic background in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, and semiconductor devices. To make this book as widely accessible as possible, the treatment and presentation of the materials is simple and straightforward. The topics for the book were chosen by the following criteria: they must be well-established and understood; and they should have been, or potentially will be, used in practical applications. The monograph discusses most aspects relevant for the field but omits, at the same time, detailed discussions of specialized topics such as the valence-band quantum wells.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Schneider
    • 1
  • Hui Chun Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Head, Semiconductor Spectroscopy DivisionInstitute of Ion-Beam Physics and Materials Research, Forschungszentrum RossendorfDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Quantum Devices Group LeaderInstitute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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