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Excitons in Semiconductors

  • Stephan W. Koch
  • Mackillo Kira
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 146)

Abstract

The quantum mechanical problem of a single electron-hole pair in a homogeneous semiconductor leads to the Wannier equation, which, for a parabolic bandstructure is mathematically identical to the hydrogen atom Schrödinger equation [1]. This equation can be solved analytically in three and two dimensions, which is relevant for idealized bulk or quantum-well structures. Solutions are also available for quasi-one dimensional systems, however, their treatment requires the regularization of the Coulomb interaction potential [2, 3].

Keywords

Bound State Solution Exciton Resonance Incoherent Condition Excitonic Feature Coulomb Interaction Potential 
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  • Stephan W. Koch
  • Mackillo Kira

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