Theory of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Susceptabilities of Semiconductor Quantum Wells

Kelaidis, Christine (1994) Theory of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Susceptabilities of Semiconductor Quantum Wells. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In this thesis the optical properties of semiconductor quantum well structures suitable for optical integration, particularly those based on the GaAs/GaAlAs material system, are studied. The linear optical properties due to interband transitions, absorption and refractive index change, of semiconductor square, disordered and asymmetric step quantum wells are studied theoretically. The model used for the calculations is the density matrix formalism with intraband relaxation taken into account. The electronic properties of the different quantum well structures are obtained from the envelope function approximation including the valence band mixing model.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: J M Arnold
Keywords: Electrical engineering, Optics, Applied physics
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-74533
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:54
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:54
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74533

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