Light Scattering in Solids

  • Manuel Cardona

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. M. Cardona
    Pages 1-22
  3. R. M. Martin, L. M. Falicov
    Pages 79-145
  4. M. V. Klein
    Pages 147-204
  5. M. H. Brodsky
    Pages 205-251
  6. A. S. Pine
    Pages 253-273
  7. Y.-R. Shen
    Pages 275-328
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-342

About this book


This book is devoted to the problem of inelastic light scattering in semiconductors, i.e., to processes in which a photon impinges upon a serniconductor, creating or anihilating one or several quasi-particles, and then emerges with an energy somewhat different from that of the incident photon. In light scattering spectroscopy the incident photons are monochromatic; one measures the energy distribution of the scat­ tered photons with a spectrometer. Because of its monochromaticity, power, and collimation, lasers are ideal sources for light scattering spectroscopy. Consequently, developments in the field of light scattering have followed, in recent years, the developments in laser technology. The scattering efficiencies are usually weak and thus light scattering spectroscopy requires sophisticated double and tripie monochromators with high stray light rejection ratio. Both, powerful lasers and good monochromators are specially important for studying the scattering of light to which the sampies of interest are opaque, as is the case in most semiconductors. This explains why these materials are relatively late­ corners to the field of light scattering. In spite of these difficulties, the field of light scattcring in semi­ conductors has experienced a boom in recent years, and reached a certain degree of maturity. Because of space limitations, the editor was faced with the necessity of making a choice in the subjects to be included. In spite of the natural bias towards his own research interests he hopes to have gathered a number of articles representative of present-day research in the field.


Light Solids energy laser photon scattering semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Cardona
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22095-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37568-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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