The updated and enlarged new edition of this book provides an introduction to and an overview of semiconductor optics from the IR through the visible to the UV. It includes coverage of linear and nonlinear optical properties, dynamics, magneto- and electrooptics, high-excitation effects, some applications, experimental techniques and group theory. The mathematics is kept as elementary as possible. The subjects covered extend from physics to materials science and optoelectronics. New or updated chapters add coverage of current topics, while the chapters on bulk materials have been revised and updated.
Represents the culmination of many years of teaching experience and world-leading research in theoretical semiconductor opticsDescribes the different aspects of the optical properties of semiconductors with unprecedented clarityCompletely revised and updated, new chapters on electron hole plasma, Bose condensate excitons and on meta materialsProblems and solutions, boxed inserts, 400 high quality figures, detailed preface, chapter introductions, indexFrom the reviews of previous editions: ".does an especially good job of handling polaritons, excitons, plasmons and magnons as they relate to contemporary semiconductor nanodevices" My feeling after reading this book is that the author has really done a great jobThe books describes the different aspects of the optical properties of semiconductors with unprecedented clarity