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Bose-Einstein Condensation of Excitons and Biexcitons
And Coherent Nonlinear Optics with Excitons

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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139243902

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  • Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons is a unique effect in which the electronic states of a solid can self-organize to acquire quantum phase coherence. The phenomenon is closely linked to Bose-Einstein condensation in other systems such as liquid helium and laser-cooled atomic gases. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of this field, covering theoretical aspects as well as recent experimental work. After setting out the relevant basic physics of excitons, the authors discuss exciton-phonon interactions as well as the behaviour of biexcitons. They cover exciton phase transitions and give particular attention to nonlinear optical effects including the optical Stark effect and chaos in excitonic systems. The thermodynamics of equilibrium, quasi-equilibrium, and nonequilibrium systems are examined in detail. The authors interweave theoretical and experimental results throughout the book, and it will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in semiconductor and superconductor physics, quantum optics, and atomic physics.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139243902
    • contains: 111 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Basic theory
    3. Interaction with phonons
    4. Biexcitons
    5. Phase transitions of excitons
    6. The optical Stark effect
    7. Mixed states of excitons and photons
    8. Nonequilibrium kinetics
    9. Coherent nonlinear optics
    10. New directions
    Appendix.

  • Authors

    S. A. Moskalenko, Academy of Sciences of Moldova

    D. W. Snoke, University of Pittsburgh

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