Semiconductor quantum optics

Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch

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Abstract

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 www.cambridge.org/9780521875097.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages643
Volume9780521875097
ISBN (Electronic)9781139016926
ISBN (Print)9780521875097
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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