Tiny structures measurable on the nanometer scale (one-billionth of a meter) are known as nanostructures, and nanotechnology is the emerging application of these nanostructures into useful nanoscale devices. As we enter the 21st century, more and more professionals are using nanotechnology to create semiconductors for a variety of applications, including communications, information technology, medical, and transportation devices. Written by today's best researchers of semiconductor nanostructures, this cutting-edge resource provides a snapshot of this exciting and fast-changing field. The book covers the latest advances in nanotechnology and discusses the applications of nanostructures to optoelectronics, photonics, and electronics.
Todd Steiner is program manager of semiconductor and opto-electronic materials in the Physics and Electronics Directorate of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH.
Introduction. Growth of Semiconductor Nanostructures. Characterization of Semiconductor Nanostructures. Quantum Dot Lasers: Theoretical Overview. High-Speed Quantum Dot Lasers. Quantum Dot Detectors. InGaAs Quantum Dots. III-Nitride Quantum Dots. Self Assembled Ge Quantum Dots on Si for Optoelectronics. ZnO Nanostructures. Carbon Nanotubes.