This work provides a solid overview on solid state optics. By using both semi-classical models and quantum approaches the author describes optical properties of nanostructures and nanocomposites. He illustrates the role of free charge carriers on the optical properties of semiconductor nanocomposites and as well the effects of the quantum confinement and Coulomb interaction. Non-linear optical phenomena in solid state nanostructures are as well analyzed.
The most prominent applications of semiconductor nanostructures in photonics and optoelectronics are discussed in details.
This book addresses students and lecturers in the field of solid state physics, nanotechnology and materials science.
About the Author
Victor Yu. Timoshenko, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.