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Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics

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  • Date Published: May 2002
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778138

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  • Optoelectronics, first published in 2002, is a practical and self-contained graduate-level textbook on the subject, which will be of great value to both advanced engineering students and practising engineers. Sophisticated concepts are introduced in a practical and coherent way, including such topics as quantum mechanics of electron-photon interaction, quantisation of the electro-magnetic field, semiconductor properties, quantum theory of heterostructures and nonlinear optics. The book builds on these concepts to describe the physics, properties and performances of the main optoelectronic devices: light emitting diodes, quantum well lasers, photodetectors, optical parametric oscillators and waveguides. Emphasis is placed on the unifying theoretical analogies of optoelectronics, such as equivalence of quantisation in heterostructure wells and waveguide modes, entanglement of blackbody radiation and semiconductor statistics. The book concludes by presenting devices including vertical surface emitting lasers, quantum well infrared photodetectors, quantum cascade lasers and optical frequency converters.

    • Self-contained textbook written for graduate students and engineers
    • Includes coverage of the latest optoelectronic devices
    • Rosencher and Vinter are highly regarded scientists
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    'So who will buy this book? Well, our PhD students for a start. I've told them all to buy their own copy; at less than £40 for more than 700 pages it's an absolute snip. Also, in the three weeks I've had my free copy I've consulted it four times, all to fruitful effect, in discussions with colleagues, so I'd suggest they get their own as well. As a reference text for course writers it could be invaluable, and device researchers writing papers, theses, proposals or reports may well wear it out completely.' C. C. Phillips, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778138
    • length: 744 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 290 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Quantum mechanics of the electron
    2. Quantum mechanics of the photon
    3. Quantum mechanics of the electron-photon interaction
    4. Laser oscillations
    5. Band structures of semiconductors
    6. Electronic properties of semiconductors
    7. Optical properties of semiconductors
    8. Semiconductor heterostructures and quantum wells
    9. Waveguides
    10. A few building blocks for semiconductor devices
    11. Semiconductor photodetectors
    12. Optical frequency conversion in semiconductors
    13. Light emitting diodes and laser diodes
    Appendix.

  • Authors

    Emmanuel Rosencher, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
    Emmanuel Rosencher is a highly regarded scientist in the field of optoelectronics. Formerly head of the physics laboratory at the Central Research Laboratory of Thomson-CSF, he is now Research Director at the Physics Branch of ONERA (the French National Aerospace Research Agency) and an Associate Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Rosencher is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

    Borge Vinter, Université de Nice, Sophia Antipolis
    Borge Vinter is also a highly regarded scientist in the field of optoelectonics. He is a Senior Scientist at the Corporate Research Laboratory of the THALES Group (formerly Thomson-CSF). He teaches semiconductor physics for graduate students at the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University. Vinter is a Member of the Société Française de Physique and of the American Physical Society.

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    P. G. Piva

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