Excitons in Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

Theory Numerical Methods Applications

  • Stephan Glutsch

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Stephan Glutsch
    Pages 1-45
  3. Stephan Glutsch
    Pages 145-207
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-297

About this book


Low-dimensional semiconductors have become a vital part of today's semiconductor physics, and excitons in these systems are ideal objects that bring textbook quantum mechanics to life. Furthermore, their theoretical understanding is important for experiments and optoelectronic devices. The author develops the effective-mass theory of excitons in low-dimensional semiconductors and describes numerical methods for calculating the optical absorption including Coulomb interaction, geometry, and external fields. The theory is applied to Fano resonances in low-dimensional semiconductors and the Zener breakdown in superlattices. Comparing theoretical results with experiments, the book is essentially self-contained; it is a hands-on approach with detailed derivations, worked examples, illustrative figures, and computer programs. The book is clearly structured and will be valuable as an advanced-level self-study or course book for graduate students, lecturers, and researchers.


Absorption Exciton Excitons Low-dimensional semiconductors Numerical methods Optical properties Semiconductor mathematical physics mechanics quantum mechanics semiconductor physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Glutsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Festkörpertheorie und Theoretische OptikFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05781-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07150-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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