PHYS 573 Lecture Notes

Topics on Semiconductor Physics

 

Lecture-1

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Introduction to Semiconductors

Lecture-2

[pdf] Electronic Bandstructure: General Info

Lecture-3

[pdf] Time-independent Perturbation, Lwdin, Introduction to k.p

Lecture-4

[pdf] Four-band Kane's Model with SO interaction, Eigenfunctions in Kane's Model

Lecture-5

[pdf] Luttinger-Kohn and Pikus-Bir Models, Atomic Units

Lecture-6

[pdf] Envelope Function Approximation and QW with Strain

Lecture-7

[pdf] Empirical Pseudopotential Method and full zone k.p

Lecture-8

[pdf] Two-dimensional Materials: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Lecture-9

[pdf] Semiconductor Linear Optics: General Absorption, Emission Expressions

Lecture-10

[pdf] Interband and Intraband Transitions in Bulk & QW

Lecture-11

[pdf] Excitons in Bulk

Lecture-12

[pdf] Excitons in QWs and TMDs

Lecture-13

[pdf] Excitons in Quantum Dots

Lecture-14

[pdf] An Overview of Spintronics

Lecture-15

[pdf] Spin-orbit Interaction in Semiconductors

 

 

Key for Main References

Chuang: S. L. Chuang, Physics of Optoelectronic Devices, Wiley, 1995

Yu-Cardona: P. Yu and M. Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors, 3rd Ed., Springer, 2001

Singh: J. Singh, Electronic and Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductor Structures, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003

Harrison: P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires, Dots, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2005

Callaway: J. Callaway, Quantum Theory of the Solid State, Academic Press, 1976

Nye: J. F. Nye, Physical Properties of Crystals: Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices, Oxford Univ. Press, 1985

Fox: M. Fox, Optical Properties of Solids, Oxford Univ. Press, 2001

Kittel: C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 7th Ed., Wiley, 1996

Ziman: J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, 2nd Ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 1979