E.L. Ivchenko, G.E. Pikus, "Superlattices and Other Heterostructures"
Symmetry and Optical phenomena
Springer, 1sted. 1995, 2nded. 1997

Superlattices and Other Heterostructures

Superlattices and Other Heterostructures deals with optical properties of superlattices and quantum-well structures with emphasis on phenomena governed by crystal symmetries. After a brief introduction ito group theory and symmetries, methods to calculate spectra of electrons, excitons and phonons in heterostructures are discussed. Further chapters cover absorption and reflection of light under interband rtansitions, cyclotron and electron spin-resonance, light scattering by free and bound carriers as well as by optical and acoustic phonons, polarized photoluminescence, optical spin orientation of electrons and excitons, and nonlinear optical and photogalvanic effects.

E.L. Ivchenko, "Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures" Alpha Science (Harrow, UK), 2005

Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures

Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures is an attempt to create an impression of the contemporary optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures. It reviews new trends and notable progress attained in the field at the beginning of the third millennium. The book reflects the success achieved during the recent decade in various optical studies of semiconductor nanostructures. Now the one- and zero-dimensional structures, quantum wires and quantum dots, are presented on an equal footing, alongside of superlattices and two-dimensional systems, heterojunctions and quantum wells. New concepts and phenomena included into consideration are exciton polaritons in resonant Bragg structures and photonic crystals, the strong Rabi splitting in quantum microcavities, trions, micro-photoluminescence of localized excitons in quantum wells, zero-dimensional excitons in quantum dots, giant magneto-optical effects in semimagnetic nanostructures, interface-induced lateral optical anisotropy, quantum-confined Pockels effect, chirality effects in carbon nanotubes, polariton-polariton scattering in the microcavities, etc. Moreover, in connection with the increasing interest in spintronics, special attention is paid to spin-related concepts and spin-dependent phenomena, including the spin split- ting of electron and hole subbands, fine structure of excitonic levels, optical orientation of free-carrier spins and exciton angular momenta under inter- and intraband photoexcitation, sensitivity of the Zeeman spin splitting to the content, size and shape of a nanostructure, spin relaxation mechanisms, spin quantum beats, spin dynamics of exciton polaritons in the microcavities, circular photogalvanic and spin-galvanic effects in quantum wells.