1. Coherent Dynamics of Photoexcited Semiconductor Supperlattices with Applied Homogenous Electric Fields.- 2. Ultrafast Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Intersubband Excitations in Quasi-two-dimensional Semiconductors.- 3. Bloch Oscillations in Semiconductors: Principles and Applications.- 4. Electron Velocity Overshoot, Electron Ballistic Transport, and Non-equilibrium Phonon Dynamics in Nanostructure Semiconductors.- 5. Coherent Control of Photocurrents in Semiconductors.- 6. Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulations of Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors.- 7. Theory of Coherent Phonon Oscillations in Bulk GaAs.- 8. Coherent Spectroscopy on Quantum Wires.- 9. The Vectorial Dynamics of Coherent Emission from Excitons.
There are many books in the market devoted to the review of certain fields. This book is different from those in that authors not only provide reviews of the fields but also present their own important contributions to the fields in a tutorial way. As a result, researchers who are already in the field of ultrafast dynamics in semicon ductors and its device applications as well as researchers and graduate students just entering the field will benefit from it. This book is made up of recent new developments in the field of ultrafast dynamics in semiconductors. It consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 reviews a mi croscopic many-body theory which allows one to compute the linear and non-linear optical properties of semiconductor superlattices in the presence of homogeneous electric fields. Chapter 2 deals with ultrafast intersubband dynamics in quantum wells and device structures. Chapter 3 is devoted to Bloch oscillations in semicon ductors and their applications. Chapter 4 discusses transient electron transport phe nomena, such as electron ballistic transport and electron velocity overshoot phe nomena as well as non-equilibrium phonon dynamics in nanostructure semicon ductors. Chapter 5 reviews experimental and theoretical work on the use of the phase properties of one or more ultrashort optical pulses to generate and control electrical currents in semiconductors.
This book deals with optical properties of seiconductors at extremely short (pico- and femtosecond) time scales. The contributions, by an international roster of researchers, cover current research on a wide array of topics.