© 2002

Semiconductor Spintronics and Quantum Computation

  • D. D. Awschalom
  • D. Loss
  • N. Samarth


  • One of only few comprehensive books on Spintronics and Quantum Computation

  • this work is prepared by the world's foremost researchers in the field


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Hong X. Tang, F. G. Monzon, Friso J. Jedema, Andrei T. Filip, Bart J. van Wees, Michael L. Roukes
    Pages 31-92
  3. Michael E. Flatté, Jeff M. Byers, Wayne H. Lau
    Pages 107-145
  4. Jeremy J. Baumberg
    Pages 195-219
  5. David P. DiVincenzo
    Pages 221-227
  6. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Matthew Pelton, Charles Santori, Glenn S. Solomon, Oliver Benson, Jelena Vuckovic et al.
    Pages 277-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


The manipulation of electric charge in bulk semiconductors and their heterostructures forms the basis of virtually all contemporary electronic and opto-electronic devices. Recent studies of spin-dependent phenomena in semiconductors have now opened the door to technological possibilities that harness the spin of the electron in semiconductor devices. In addition to providing spin-dependent analogies that extend existing electronic devices into the realm of semiconductor "spintronics," the spin degree of freedom also offers prospects for fundamentally new functionality within the quantum domain, ranging from storage to computation. It is anticipated that the spin degree of freedom in semiconductors will play a crucial role in the development of information technologies in the 21st century. This book brings together a team of experts to provide an overview of emerging concepts in this rapidly developing field. The topics range from spin transport and injection in semiconductors and their heterostructures to coherent processes and computation in semiconductor quantum structures and microcavities.


Coherence Nanostructures Quantum computation Semiconductor Semiconductors quantum dot quantum information quantum information processing qubit spintronics

Editors and affiliations

  • D. D. Awschalom
    • 1
  • D. Loss
    • 2
  • N. Samarth
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Semiconductor Spintronics and Quantum Computation
  • Editors D.D. Awschalom
    D. Loss
    N. Samarth
  • Series Title NanoScience and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42176-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07577-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-05003-3
  • Series ISSN 1434-4904
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nanotechnology
    Optical and Electronic Materials
    Magnetism, Magnetic Materials
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From the reviews:

"This book is a collection of nine contemporary articles by leading experts covering a large range of areas of interest to practitioners in the field including; fabrication, spin dynamics and transport, spin readout, optical manipulation, and electron spins in quantum dots. ... Researchers and graduate students in this, or related areas, would find this collection a very useful and readable up-to-date reference." (Lloyd C L Hollenberg, The Physicist, Vol. 40 (3), 2003)