Semiconductor Quantum Optics

  • Filename: semiconductor-quantum-optics.
  • ISBN: 9781139502511
  • Release Date: 2011-11-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Mackillo Kira
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The emerging field of semiconductor quantum optics combines semiconductor physics and quantum optics, with the aim of developing quantum devices with unprecedented performance. In this book researchers and graduate students alike will reach a new level of understanding to begin conducting state-of-the-art investigations. The book combines theoretical methods from quantum optics and solid-state physics to give a consistent microscopic description of light-matter- and many-body-interaction effects in low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures. It develops the systematic theory needed to treat semiconductor quantum-optical effects, such as strong light-matter coupling, light-matter entanglement, squeezing, as well as quantum-optical semiconductor spectroscopy. Detailed derivations of key equations help readers learn the techniques and nearly 300 exercises help test their understanding of the materials covered. The book is accompanied by a website hosted by the authors, containing further discussions on topical issues, latest trends and publications on the field. The link can be found at

Quantum Optics with Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Filename: quantum-optics-with-semiconductor-nanostructures.
  • ISBN: 0857092324
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 577
  • Author: Frank Jahnke
  • Publisher: Woodhead Pub Limited

A key guide to the theory, experimental realization, and future potential of semiconductor nanostructures in the exploration of quantum optics.

Ultrafast Semiconductor Quantum Optics

  • Filename: ultrafast-semiconductor-quantum-optics.
  • ISBN: 9533070889
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Rudolf Bratschitsch
  • Publisher:

In conclusion, we have presented a semiconductor quantum dot as a solid-state system to perform femtosecond quantum optics experiments. The ultrafast dynamics in a single semiconductor quantum dot reveals instantaneous Coulomb renormalization, perturbed free induction decay, and unexpected single-photon gain. It is now possible to prepare, manipulate, and readout this single-electron system on a femtosecond timescale. When driving the dot in the nonlinear regime, it is possible to add single photons to a femtosecond laser pulse. Finally, we have demonstrated means of increasing the coupling of light with objects of nanometer dimensions. We presented dielectric microcavities operating both in the visible and ultraviolet. Alternatively, metal nanoantennas were fabricated. They work as optical counterparts of the well-known radio antennas and concentrate light in the antenna feedgap. We have demonstrated a tunable bowtie nanoantenna and investigated its linear optical properties. We believe that progress in nanotechnology in the next years will further enable us to tailor the interaction of light with single nanoemitters to enter the regime of few-photon femtosecond physics.

Semiconductor Quantum Dots

  • Filename: semiconductor-quantum-dots.
  • ISBN: 9783662050019
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Author: Yasuaki Masumoto
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Semiconductor quantum dots represent one of the fields of solid state physics that have experienced the greatest progress in the last decade. Recent years have witnessed the discovery of many striking new aspects of the optical response and electronic transport phenomena. This book surveys this progress in the physics, optical spectroscopy and application-oriented research of semiconductor quantum dots. It focuses especially on excitons, multi-excitons, their dynamical relaxation behaviour and their interactions with the surroundings of a semiconductor quantum dot. Recent developments in fabrication techniques are reviewed and potential applications discussed. This book will serve not only as an introductory textbook for graduate students but also as a concise guide for active researchers.

Optical Resonators and Quantum Dots An Excursion Into Quantum Optics Quantum Information and Photonics

  • Filename: optical-resonators-and-quantum-dots-an-excursion-into-quantum-optics-quantum-information-and-photonics.
  • ISBN: 9780549136866
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

Quantum Optics leads the way, allowing us to understand how to manipulate and measure quantum dots with light and to elucidate the interactions between them and microresonators.

Single Semiconductor Quantum Dots

  • Filename: single-semiconductor-quantum-dots.
  • ISBN: 9783540874461
  • Release Date: 2009-06-13
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Peter Michler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book reviews recent advances in the field of semiconductor quantum dots via contributions from prominent researchers in the scientific community. Special focus is given to optical, quantum optical, and spin properties of single quantum dots.

Optical Generation and Control of Quantum Coherence in Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Filename: optical-generation-and-control-of-quantum-coherence-in-semiconductor-nanostructures.
  • ISBN: 9783642124914
  • Release Date: 2010-06-01
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Gabriela Slavcheva
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The fundamental concept of quantum coherence plays a central role in quantum physics, cutting across disciplines of quantum optics, atomic and condensed matter physics. Quantum coherence represents a universal property of the quantum s- tems that applies both to light and matter thereby tying together materials and p- nomena. Moreover, the optical coherence can be transferred to the medium through the light-matter interactions. Since the early days of quantum mechanics there has been a desire to control dynamics of quantum systems. The generation and c- trol of quantum coherence in matter by optical means, in particular, represents a viable way to achieve this longstanding goal and semiconductor nanostructures are the most promising candidates for controllable quantum systems. Optical generation and control of coherent light-matter states in semiconductor quantum nanostructures is precisely the scope of the present book. Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in the subject of quantum coh- ence. We are currently witnessing parallel growth of activities in different physical systems that are all built around the central concept of manipulation of quantum coherence. The burgeoning activities in solid-state systems, and semiconductors in particular, have been strongly driven by the unprecedented control of coherence that previously has been demonstrated in quantum optics of atoms and molecules, and is now taking advantage of the remarkable advances in semiconductor fabrication technologies. A recent impetus to exploit the coherent quantum phenomena comes from the emergence of the quantum information paradigm.

Theory of Semiconductor Quantum Devices

  • Filename: theory-of-semiconductor-quantum-devices.
  • ISBN: 3642105564
  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Author: Fausto Rossi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Primary goal of this book is to provide a cohesive description of the vast field of semiconductor quantum devices, with special emphasis on basic quantum-mechanical phenomena governing the electro-optical response of new-generation nanomaterials. The book will cover within a common language different types of optoelectronic nanodevices, including quantum-cascade laser sources and detectors, few-electron/exciton quantum devices, and semiconductor-based quantum logic gates. The distinguishing feature of the present volume is a unified microscopic treatment of quantum-transport and coherent-optics phenomena on ultrasmall space- and time-scales, as well as of their semiclassical counterparts.

Elements of Quantum Optics

  • Filename: elements-of-quantum-optics.
  • ISBN: 9783540742111
  • Release Date: 2007-09-04
  • Number of pages: 507
  • Author: Pierre Meystre
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

With a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information, as well as added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light and the input-output formalism, this fourth edition of the brilliant work on quantum optics has been much updated. It still gives a self-contained and broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in laser physics and quantum optics, including a review of basic quantum mechanics and pedagogical introductions to system-reservoir interactions and to second quantization. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics, such as probe absorption, four-wave mixing, optical instabilities, resonance fluorescence and squeezing.

Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Filename: semiconductor-nanostructures.
  • ISBN: 9783540778998
  • Release Date: 2008-06-03
  • Number of pages: 357
  • Author: Dieter Bimberg
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Reducing the size of a coherently grown semiconductor cluster in all three directions of space to a value below the de Broglie wavelength of a charge carrier leads to complete quantization of the energy levels, density of states, etc. Such “quantum dots” are more similar to giant atoms in a dielectric cage than to classical solids or semiconductors showing a dispersion of energy as a function of wavevector. Their electronic and optical properties depend strongly on their size and shape, i.e. on their geometry. By designing the geometry by controlling the growth of QDs, absolutely novel possibilities for material design leading to novel devices are opened. This multiauthor book written by world-wide recognized leaders of their particular fields and edited by the recipient of the Max-Born Award and Medal 2006 Professor Dieter Bimberg reports on the state of the art of the growing of quantum dots, the theory of self-organised growth, the theory of electronic and excitonic states, optical properties and transport in a variety of materials. It covers the subject from the early work beginning of the 1990s up to 2006. The topics addressed in the book are the focus of research in all leading semiconductor and optoelectronic device laboratories of the world.

Mathematical Methods of Quantum Optics

  • Filename: mathematical-methods-of-quantum-optics.
  • ISBN: 3540678026
  • Release Date: 2001-01-18
  • Number of pages: 285
  • Author: Ravinder R. Puri
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book provides an accessible introduction to the mathematical methods of quantum optics. Starting from first principles, it reveals how a given system of atoms and a field is mathematically modelled. The method of eigenfunction expansion and the Lie algebraic method for solving equations are outlined. Analytically exactly solvable classes of equations are identified. The text also discusses consequences of Lie algebraic properties of Hamiltonians, such as the classification of their states as coherent, classical or non-classical based on the generalized uncertainty relation and the concept of quasiprobability distributions. A unified approach is developed for determining the dynamics of a two-level and a three-level atom interacting with combinations of quantized fields under certain conditions. Simple methods for solving a variety of linear and nonlinear dissipative master equations are given. The book will be valuable to newcomers to the field and to experimentalists in quantum optics.

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Filename: ultrafast-spectroscopy-of-semiconductors-and-semiconductor-nanostructures.
  • ISBN: 3540642269
  • Release Date: 1999-06-01
  • Number of pages: 518
  • Author: Jagdeep Shah
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This subject is currently one of the most exciting areas of research in condensed-matter physics. Direct investigation of fundamental dynamical processes in semiconductors, exploiting the remarkable recent development of pulses with pulse widths less than 5fs, has led to new insights into fundamental physics and ultra-high-speed electronic and opto-electronic devices. This new edition presents the recent developments: femtosecond dynamics demonstrating quantum kinetics and higher-order correlations, measurement of the amplitude and phase of ultrafast nonlinear and linear signals, femtosecond coherent emission dynamics, and ultrafast dynamics of microcavities and lower-dimensional structures such as quantum wires and dots.

Directions in Quantum Optics

  • Filename: directions-in-quantum-optics.
  • ISBN: 9783540411871
  • Release Date: 2001-01-18
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: H.J. Carmichael
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This collection of papers written by leading researchers reflects the forefront of research in the dynamic field of quantum optics. Topics covered include BEC, atomic optics, quantum information, cavity QED and quantum noise processes. This volume forms an indispensable reference source for all those who want to keep up with the latest developments in this area.

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