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Introduction

Victor M. Ustinov, Alexey E. Zhukov, Anton Yu. Egorov, and Nikolai A. Maleev

in Quantum Dot Lasers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526797
eISBN:
9780191712081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526797.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This introductory chapter considers the basic principles of operation of diode lasers. The condition of inverse population in semiconductors is derived from Fermi statistics. Light confinement in a ... More


10 Stimulated emission

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Stimulated emission is treated as a ‘special case of luminescence’ that requires population inversion of energy levels. After introductory examples of spontaneous emission spectra influenced by ... More


Optical gain and threshold characteristics of a self-organized quantum dot diode laser

Victor M. Ustinov, Alexey E. Zhukov, Anton Yu. Egorov, and Nikolai A. Maleev

in Quantum Dot Lasers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526797
eISBN:
9780191712081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526797.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the peculiar properties of lasers based on self-organized quantum dot arrays. A correlation between density of states, saturated gain and transparency current is discussed ... More


14 Stimulated emission and lasing in low-dimensional structures

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Stimulated emission and lasing can be achieved easily in a number of semiconductor nanostructures. This chapter gives an overview of a series of physical mechanisms that were found experimentally to ... More


15 Silicon nanophotonics

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Silicon nanophotonics deals with unique luminescence properties of silicon nanocrystals sized approximately from one to several nanometers. These nanocrystals have the potential to become active ... More


Quantum Confined Laser Devices: Optical gain and recombination in semiconductors

Peter Blood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644513
eISBN:
9780191810329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644513.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book looks at the fundamental optical gain and carrier recombination processes in quantum wells and quantum dots, via descriptions of common device structures to an understanding of their ... More


16 Photonic structures

Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta

in Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588336
eISBN:
9780191738548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588336.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Photonic structures, i.e. periodically ordered patterns with a period of the order of the light wavelength, affect strongly luminescence properties of embedded (nano)phosphors. Photonic crystals ... More


Absorption and Emission of Light in III–V Semiconductors

Igor Vurgaftman, Matthew P. Lumb, and Jerry R. Meyer

in Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Previous chapters discussed the crystal structure and bandstructure of III–V semiconductors. This chapter shifts to the book’s second major topic: electronic interactions with light. It introduces ... More


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