Semiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 September 2004




Steiner, T. (2004), "Semiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications", Sensor Review, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 320-320.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Semiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications discusses some of the most recent developments in nanotechnology. It combines contributions from leading researchers and the applications of nanostructures to optoelectronics, photonics and electronics.

After an introductory chapter, chapters 2 and 3 address the Growth of Semiconductor Nanostructures, and the Characterization of Semiconductor Nanostructures, respectively. They discuss how to design, grow, and characterize optoelectronic devices. Chapter 4 provides a theoretical overview of Quantum Dot Lasers, and addresses subjects including: dimensionality and laser performance; advantages of an idealized quantum dot laser; and state‐of‐the‐art complications.

MBE growth of self‐organised quantum dots and their electronic properties; separate confinement heterostructure quantum dot lasers and their limitations; tunnel injection of carriers in quantum dots; and characteristics of high‐speed tunnel injection quantum dot lasers, are amongst the subjects discussed in chapter 5, High‐Speed Quantum Dot Lasers. The following two chapters address Quantum Dot Detectors, and Sb based quantum structures.

Chapters 8 and 9 discuss III‐Nitride Quantum Dots, and Self Assembled Ge (Germanium) Quantum Dots on Si (Silicon) for Optoelectronics, respectively. Subjects presented include: applications, properties and growth methods of III‐nitride quantum dots, wires and rods; structural and optical properties of Ge quantum dots; and Ge quantum dot optoelectronic devices.

Chapter 10, ZnO (Zinc Oxide) Nanostructures addresses the properties of ZnO; growth technology of ZnO nanostructures; vapour‐phase transport; direct gas reaction; metal‐organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD); and the properties and applications of ZnO nanostructures. The final chapter of the book discusses Carbon Nanotubes and their applications.

Overall, this comprehensive reference text provides up‐to‐date coverage of this rapidly changing field and will be suitable for those applying semiconductor nanostructures to electronics, photonics and optoelectronics.

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