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Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Lawrence Challis (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The study of electrons and holes confined to two, one, and even zero dimensions has uncovered a rich variety of new physics and applications. This book describes the interaction between these ... More


Introduction

L.J. Challis

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

While the physics of low-dimensional structures mainly involves their electronic properties, an understanding of the interaction between the electrons and holes and the phonons present within and ... More


Excitations in Organic Solids

Vladimir Agranovich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book details the studies of the properties of electronic and vibrational excitations in organic solids. It brings together most of the theory in this field together with many illustrations of ... More


TUNNELING IN TERAHERTZ FIELDS

S. D. Ganichev and W. Prettl

in Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter deals with tunneling phenomena in high-frequency alternating fields comprising solely terahertz field-induced tunneling as well as terahertz radiation-mediated tunneling in static ... More


MULTIPHOTON EXCITATION

S. D. Ganichev and W. Prettl

in Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is concerned with multiphoton transitions in the perturbative limit and beyond, resulting in fully developed nonlinearity where quantum interference effects control the absorption of ... More


BLOCH OSCILLATIONS

S. D. Ganichev and W. Prettl

in Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528302
eISBN:
9780191713637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This final chapter presents the most up-to-date information on Bloch oscillations in semiconductor superlattices exposed to intense terahertz radiation. The theoretical background of superlattice ... More


Superlattices

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter first establishes how coupling between wells gives rise to subband dispersion. It then derives the analytical form of wave functions, density-of-states functions, and interband ... More


Strained layers

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins by discussing the critical thickness and origin of strain in epilayers. It then discusses the deformation potential theory for strain and band structure alteration. It considers ... More


Effects of electric field on low-dimensional systems

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter examines the effect of an external field on subband energies, wave function, and absorption coefficients in multiple quantum wells (MQWs). Interband, intersubband, and excitonic ... More


Phonon-assisted tunnelling

F.F. Ouali and L.J. Challis

in Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507321
eISBN:
9780191709319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507321.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the roles of phonon-assisted tunnelling and, to a lesser extent, phonon scattering, in two related types of low-dimensional semiconducting structures: resonant tunnelling ... More


Layered superconducting materials

Richard A Klemm

in Layered Superconductors: Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593316
eISBN:
9780191738128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593316.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter, Layered Superconducting Materials, presents a rather historical development of the discovery, syntheses, transition temperatures, and phase diagrams of many different types of layered ... More


Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Semiconductor quantum structures are at the core of many photonic devices such as lasers, photodetectors, solar cells etc. To appreciate why they are such a good fit to these devices, we must ... More


Quantum Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

Norman J. Morgenstern Horing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791942
eISBN:
9780191834165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The methods of coupled quantum field theory, which had great initial success in relativistic elementary particle physics and have subsequently played a major role in the extensive development of ... More


Superlattice and Quantum-Well Band Structure

Vurgaftman Igor

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/9780198767275.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents typical band structures for superlattices and quantum wells computed using the methods described in Chapter 9. It identifies important features of the conduction and valence ... More


Low-Dimensional Structures

John Orton and Tom Foxon

in Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Low-dimensional structures consisting of semiconductor heterostructures of thickness down to a very few atomic monolayers were grown ideally by MBE and resulted in a surge of interest in MBE itself. ... More


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