Chapter 4. Quantum-Confined Materials
Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Prasad, P. N. (2004) Quantum-Confined Materials, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch4
- Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
- Published Print: 17 MAR 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471649885
Online ISBN: 9780471670254
- quantum-confined materials;
- inorganic semiconductors;
- quantum confinement;
- dielectric confinement effect;
- organic quantum-confined structures
Chapter 4 covers quantum-confined materials whose optical properties are size-dependent. Described here are semiconductor quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots, and their organic analogues. A succinct description of manifestations of quantum confinement effects presented in this chapter should be of significant value to those (e.g., some chemists and life scientists) encountering this topic for the first time. The applications of these materials in semiconductor lasers, described here, exemplify the technological significance of this class of materials.