Confined Photon Systems

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Lectures from the Summerschool Held in Cargese, Corsica, 3-15 August 1998

This set of lecture notes provides a detailed and up-to-date description of a field undergoing explosive growth, that of confined photon systems in the shape of microcavities or photonic crystals. Bringing together world leaders in the field, it provides all the basic tools needed to master a subject which will have both major impact in fundamental studies and widescale applications. Confined photon systems enable the study of low-dimensional photonic systems, modified light-matter interaction, e.g. between excitons and photons in all-solid-state semiconductor microcavities, and of many phenomena of quantum optics, including single photon generation, squeezed light, quantum state entanglement, non-local quantum measurements, and, potentially, quantum computation. They are also on the verge of yielding new, high performance optical devices for large-scale industries such as telecommunications and display technology.

The book contains much new and interesting background in an area of major technological importance

Current and potential applications examples are discussed



Inhalt
Basics of quantum optics and cavity quantum electrodynamics.- Basics of dipole emission from a planar cavity.- Microscopic theory of the optical semiconductor response near the fundamental absorption edge.- An introduction to photonic crystals.- Linear optical properties of semiconductor microcavities with embedded quantum wells.- Spontaneous emission control and microcavity light emitters.- Cavity QED where's the Q?.- Quantum optics in semiconductors.- Semiconductor microcavities, quantum boxes and the Purcell effect.- Single photon sources and applications.- Photonic crystals for nonlinear optical frequency conversion.- Physics of light extraction efficiency in planar microcavity light-emitting diodes.- Measuring the optical properties of two-dimensional photonic crystals in the near infrared.- Limitations to optical communications.- Thoughts on quantum computation.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Confined Photon Systems
Untertitel
Fundamentals and Applications
Editor
EAN
9783662142288
ISBN
3662142287
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Anzahl Seiten
516
Gewicht
774g
Größe
H235mm x B155mm x T27mm
Jahr
2013
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
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