Chapter 2. Microscopic Analysis of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Photonic-Crystal Structures

  1. Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn3,4,
  2. Prof. H.-S. Kitzerow5 and
  3. Prof. Kurt Busch6
  1. Bernhard Pasenow1,
  2. Matthias Reichelt2,
  3. Tineke Stroucken1,
  4. Torsten Meier1 and
  5. Stephan W. Koch1

Published Online: 4 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch2

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

How to Cite

Pasenow, B., Reichelt, M., Stroucken, T., Meier, T. and Koch, S. W. (2008) Microscopic Analysis of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Photonic-Crystal Structures, in Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials (eds R. B. Wehrspohn, H.-S. Kitzerow and K. Busch), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Halle; Germany

  2. 4

    Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Physics, 06099 Halle, Germany

  3. 5

    Department of Physical Chemistry FB13, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Science, Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

  4. 6

    Universität Karlsruhe, Institute of Thoeretical Solid State Physics, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Philipps University, Department of Physics and Material Sciences Center, Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408580

Online ISBN: 9783527621880

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Keywords:

  • nanophotonic materials;
  • photonic crystals;
  • microscopic analysis;
  • optical properties;
  • electronic properties;
  • semiconductor photonic-crystal structures;
  • Maxwell equations;
  • Hamiltonian;
  • semiconductor Bloch equations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Approach

    • Spatially-Inhomogeneous Maxwell Equations in Semiconductor Photonic-Crystal Structures

      • Transverse Part: Self-Consistent Solution of the Maxwell Semiconductor Bloch Equations

      • Longitudinal Part: The Generalized Coulomb Interaction

    • Hamiltonian Describing the Material Dynamics

    • Semiconductor Bloch Equations in Real Space

      • Low-Intensity Limit

  • Numerical Results

    • Semiconductor Photonic-Crystal Structure

    • Linear Excitonic Absorption

    • Coherent Wave Packet Dynamics

    • Wave Packet Dynamics with Dephasing and Relaxation

    • Quasi-Equilibrium Absorption and Gain Spectra

  • Summary

  • References