By (author): Todd Steiner
Written by today's best researchers of semiconductor nanostructures, this cutting-edge resource provides a snapshot of this exciting and fast-changing field. The book covers the latest advances in nanotechnology and discusses the applications of nanostructures to optoelectronics, photonics, and electronics. You learn how to grow, characterize and design optoelectronic devices using semiconductor nanostrucutres, and how to incorporate semiconductor nanostructures materials into conventional quantum well devices. Moreover, the book reviews optical, electronic, and structural characterization techniques to help you determine the properties of nanostructures and explore novel nanostructured materials. This unique reference describes revolutionary devices that have been enabled by the growth of quantum dots, including quantum dot lasers and quantum dot detectors. You find detailed discussions on some of the more promising semiconductor material systems that have demonstrated nanostructuring, such as III-Nitrides, antimony-based, Silicon germanium, and Zinc Oxide. The book also provides a solid understanding of ordered carbon nanotubes and related structures, along with explanations of their novel uses as infrared detectors and solar cells.
Table Of Contents
Introduction.; Growth of Semiconductor Nanostructures.; Characterization of Semiconductor Nanostructures.; Quantum Dot Lasers: Theoretical Overview -Introduction. Dimensionality and Laser Performance. Advantages of an Idealized QD Laser. State-of-the-Art Complications. Perspectives and Conclusion.; High-Speed Quantum Dot Lasers -Introduction. MBE Growth of Self-Organized Quantum Dots and their Electronic Properties. Separate Confinement Heterostructure Quantum Dot Lasers and their Limitations. Tunnel Injection of Carriers in Quantum Dots. Characteristics of High-Speed Tunnel Injection Quantum Dot Lasers. Conclusions.; Quantum Dot Detectors.; Sb Based Quantum Structures. ; III-Nitride Quantum Dots -Introduction and Motivation. Growth Methods of III-Nitride Quantum Dots, Wires and Rods. Properties of III-Nitride Quantum Dots, Wires and Rods. Application of III-Nitride Quantum Dots, Wires and Rods. Summary.; Self Assembled Ge Quantum Dots on Si for Optoelectronics -Introduction. Structural Properties of Ge Quantum Dots. Optical Properties of Ge Quantum Dots. Ge Quantum Dot Optoelectronic Devices. Summary.; ZnO Nanostructures -Introduction. Properties of ZnO. Growth Technology of ZnO Nanostructure. Vapor-Phase Transport. Direct Gas Reaction. Solution Synthesis. Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Properties and Applications of ZnO Nanostructure. Structures. Electrical. Optical. Device Applications.; Carbon Nanotubes.;
Todd Steiner is program manager of semiconductor and opto-electronic materials in the Physics and Electronics Directorate of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH.