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Devices Based on Epitaxial Nanostructures

  • Vitaly A. Shchukin
  • Nikolai N. Ledentsov
  • Dieter Bimberg
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Abstract

The vast effort that has gone into fabricating and studying epitaxial nanostructures like quantum wires, quantum dots, coupled quantum dots, etc., has been to a large extent motivated and fueled by their potentially advantageous and unique device applications. Those in optical communications (lasers, optical amplifiers, photodetectors) and data processing and storage (single-electron devices) are based mainly on the fundamental properties of QD nanostructures, i.e., their discrete energy spectrum. A much lower threshold current density and much higher temperature stability (compared to conventional quantum well systems) up to and above room temperature is one of the remarkable features of the new nano-objects.

Keywords

Quantum Well Gain Spectrum Coulomb Blockade Threshold Current Density Raman Pump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitaly A. Shchukin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nikolai N. Ledentsov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dieter Bimberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universtität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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