Binding and Scattering in Two-Dimensional Systems Applications to Quantum Wires, Waveguides and Photonic Crystals

This monograph is accessible to anyone with an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and some solid state physics. It describes in detail the properties of particles and fields in quasi-two-dimensional systems used to approximate realistic quantum heterostructures. Here the...

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Main Authors: Londergan, J. Timothy, Carini, John P. (Author), Murdock, David P. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
Series:Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This monograph is accessible to anyone with an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and some solid state physics. It describes in detail the properties of particles and fields in quasi-two-dimensional systems used to approximate realistic quantum heterostructures. Here the authors treat wires, i.e. they assume an infinite hard-wall potential for the system. They discuss bound states, the properties of transmission and reflection, conductance, etc. It is shown that the simple models developed in this book in detail are capable of understanding even complex physical phenomena. The methods are applied to optical states in photonic crystals, and similarities and differences between those and electronic states in quantum heterostructures and electromagnetic fields in waveguides are discussed
Physical Description:X, 222 p. 32 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783540479376