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Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. Originally widely known as the "Willardson and Beer" Series, it has succeeded in publishing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. The series publishes timely, highly relevant volumes intended for long-term impact and reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field. The volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in academia, scientific laboratories and modern industry.

Key Features

  • Written and edited by internationally renowned experts
  • Relevant to a wide readership: physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in academia, scientific laboratories and modern industry

Readership

Physicists, solid state scientists, device engineers, semiconductor researchers, materials scientists and industrial practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • Type-II Superlattice Infrared Detectors
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Historical Perspective
    • 3. Basic Properties of Type-II Superlattices
    • 4. Superlattice Infrared Detectors
    • 5. Detector Fabrication and Characterization
    • 6. Conclusions and Outlook
    • Acknowledgments
  • Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Comparison of Various Types of QWIPs
    • 3. Figures of Merit
    • 4. Light Coupling
    • 5. Imaging Focal Plane Arrays
    • 6. Concluding Remarks and Outlook
    • Acknowledgments
  • Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Epitaxial Self Assembled Quantum Dots
    • 3. Design of Quantum Dot Infrared Detectors
    • 4. Review of Recent Progress in QDIP Technology
    • 5. Future Directions
    • 6. Summary
  • Terahertz Semiconductor Quantum Well Photodetectors
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Principle of THz QWP
    • 3. Theory and simulation of THz QWP
    • 4. Design and characterization of THz QWP
    • 5. Application: THz free space communication
    • 6. Summary
    • Acknowledgments
  • Homo- and Heterojunction Interfacial Workfunction Internal Photo-Emission Detectors from UV to IR
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Free Carrier–Based Infrared Detectors
    • 3. Inter-Valence Band Detectors
    • 4. Conclusion
    • 5. Nomenclature
  • HgCdTe Long-Wave Infrared Detectors
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Material Properties
    • 3. Single Wavelength Ellipsometry for Surface Monitoring
    • 4. Current–Voltage Curve Analysis
    • 5. Published Resources of Broad Interest

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123813374
Electronic ISBN:
9780123813381

Reviews

"This book will be very useful to groups interested in using state of the art detection systems in the infrared and related regions. It is principally concerned with the use of focal plane arrays and the detection of images. These are described and illustrated very clearly, and will be very useful to scientists interested in infrared imaging. The treatment in this monograph gives much less emphasis to the use of fast, single element, detectors, which are still very useful for measuring real-time experiments such as those involving rapidly chirped infrared pulses."--Contemporary Physics