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Semiconductor Quantum Optics

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  • Date Published: April 2012
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521875097

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  • 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

    • Gives a systematic development of advanced concepts, starting from elementary quantum mechanics
    • Supported by online resources featuring further discussions on topical issues, latest trends and publications in the field
    • Gives detailed derivations of key equations and nearly 300 exercises to help readers better understand the techniques
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "... an extremely detailed equation-by-equation description that rapidly builds on the fundamental concepts to the more esoteric light–matter phenomena in low-dimensional semiconductors... an excellent reference text and their model will surely serve as a solid platform for future work."
    Caryl Richards, Chemistry World

    "The text is very clearly written. Many of the formulas are explained step by step, there are numerous exercises and recommendations for further reading at the end of most chapters. It is a useful tool for all those working in the quantum optics area of research."
    Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521875097
    • length: 658 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.42kg
    • contains: 123 b/w illus. 265 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Central concepts in classical mechanics
    2. Central concepts of classical electrodynamics
    3. Central concepts in quantum mechanics
    4. Central concepts in stationary quantum theory
    5. Central concepts in measurement theory
    6. Wigner's phase-space representation
    7. Hamiltonian formulation of classical electrodynamics
    8. System Hamiltonian of classical electrodynamics
    9. System Hamiltonian in the generalized Coulomb gauge
    10. Quantization of light and matter
    11. Quasiparticles in semiconductors
    12. Band structure of solids
    13. Interactions in semiconductors
    14. Generic quantum dynamics
    15. Cluster-expansion representation of the quantum dynamics
    16. Simple many-body systems
    17. Hierarchy problem for dipole systems
    18. Two-level approximation for optical transition
    19. Self-consistent extension of the two-level approach
    20. Dissipative extension of the two-level approach
    21. Quantum-optical extension of the two-level approach
    22. Quantum dynamics of two-level system
    23. Spectroscopy and quantum-optical correlations
    24. General aspects of semiconductor optics
    25. Introductory semiconductor optics
    26. Maxwell-semiconductor Bloch equations
    27. Coherent vs. incoherent excitons
    28. Semiconductor luminescence equations
    29. Many-body aspects of the semiconductor luminescence
    30. Advanced semiconductor quantum optics

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    Mackillo Kira, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    Mackillo Kira is a Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

    Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    Stephan W. Koch is a Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

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