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.

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.

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.

Quantum Kinetics in Transport and Optics of Semiconductors

  • Filename: quantum-kinetics-in-transport-and-optics-of-semiconductors.
  • ISBN: 354073564X
  • Release Date: 2007-12-10
  • Number of pages: 362
  • Author: Hartmut Haug
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The state-of-the-art of quantum transport and quantum kinetics in semiconductors, plus the latest applications, are covered in this monograph. Since the publishing of the first edition in 1996, the nonequilibrium Green function technique has been applied to a large number of new research topics, and the revised edition introduces the reader to many of these areas. This book is both a reference work for researchers and a self-tutorial for graduate students.

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.

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.

Optical Resonators and Quantum Dots

  • Filename: optical-resonators-and-quantum-dots.
  • ISBN: OCLC:173620912
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Pablo Bianucci
  • Publisher:

Modern communications technology has encouraged an intimate connection between Semiconductor Physics and Optics, and this connection shows best in the combination of electron-confining structures with light-confining structures. Semiconductor quantum dots are systems engineered to trap electrons in a mesoscopic scale (the are composed of [approximately] 10000 atoms), resulting in a behavior resembling that of atoms, but much richer. Optical microrseonators are engineered to confine light, increasing its intensity and enabling a much stronger interaction with matter. Their combination opens a myriad of new directions, both in fundamental Physics and in possible applications. This dissertation explores both semiconductor quantum dots and microresonators, through experimental work done with semiconductor quantum dots and microsphere resonators spanning the fields of Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Photonics; from quantum algorithms to polarization converters. 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. In the Quantum Information area, we present a detailed study of the feasibility of excitons in quantum dots to perform quantum computations, including an experimental demonstration of the single-qubit Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm performed in a single semiconductor quantum dot. Our studies in Photonics involve applications of microsphere resonators, which we have learned to fabricate and characterize. We present an elaborate description of the experimental techniques needed to study microspheres, including studies and proof of concept experiments on both ultra-sensitive microsphere sensors and whispering gallery mode polarization converters.

Semiconductor Quantum Dots

  • Filename: semiconductor-quantum-dots.
  • ISBN: 3540428054
  • Release Date: 2002-05-28
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Author: Yasuaki Masumoto
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Quantum dots are one of the most important subjects in nanoelectronics and photonics. This is the most comprehensive and advanced book in the field of quantum dots. It will appeal to researchers, electrical engineers and advanced students.

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.

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

  • Filename: nanoelectronics-and-photonics.
  • ISBN: 0387764992
  • Release Date: 2008-09-23
  • Number of pages: 453
  • Author: Anatoli Korkin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Nanoelectronics and Photonics provides a fundamental description of the core elements and problems of advanced and future information technology. The authoritative book collects a series of tutorial chapters from leaders in the field covering fundamental topics from materials to devices and system architecture, and bridges the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry of materials at the atomic scale with device and circuit design and performance requirements.

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