2. Foundations of Quantum Dot Theory

  1. Prof. Edik U. Rafailov1,
  2. Dr. Maria Ana Cataluna1 and
  3. Dr. Eugene A. Avrutin2

Published Online: 14 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch2

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices

How to Cite

Rafailov, E. U., Cataluna, M. A. and Avrutin, E. A. (2011) Foundations of Quantum Dot Theory, in Ultrafast Lasers Based on Quantum Dot Structures: Physics and Devices, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634484.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dundee, Photonics and Nanoscience Gr., Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    University of York, Department of Electronics, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409280

Online ISBN: 9783527634484

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Keywords:

  • energy levels;
  • capture time;
  • escape time;
  • homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening;
  • gain coefficient;
  • spectral hole burning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Energy Structure and Matrix Elements

  • Theoretical Approaches to Calculating Absorption and Gain in Quantum Dots

  • Kinetic Theory of Quantum Dots

  • Light–Matter Interactions in Quantum Dots

  • The Nonlinearity Coefficient