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Optical Absorption and Reflection

  • Karlheinz Seeger
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Abstract

The propagation of electromagnetic radiation through a semiconductor depends, in general, on temperature and external pressure and can be modified by electric and magnetic fields. Measurements of these effects provide very useful information about band structure and energy levels in semiconductors. For numerical purposes it may be worth noting that a quantum energy ħω of 1 eV is equivalent to a wave number v of 8060 cm−1 and to a wavelength λ of 1.24 µm. A frequency of 1 THz corresponds to a wavelength of 299.8µm [11.1].

Keywords

Conduction Band Optical Absorption Effective Mass Absorption Edge Cyclotron Resonance 
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  • Karlheinz Seeger
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  1. 1.ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Materialphysik der UniversitätViennaAustria

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