Optical Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Semicomnductors: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Ankara and Antalya, Turkey, 9-20 September 1996 by Atilla Aydinli, Gerhard Abstreiter, Jean-Pierre Leburton (Hardback, 1997)
Techlogical advances in semiconductor growth has opened a broad horizon for semiconductor physics and applications during the past 20 years. High quality two-. dimensional systems are achieved with nearly atomic precision by direct epitaxial growth. Such structures led to vel applications like low ise high frequency modulation doped field effect transistors and quantum well lasers. Semiconductor heterostructures of lower dimensionality like quantum wires and quantum dots are t yet as mature, partly due to the lack in precision oflateral structuring techlogy. In recent years, however, there was an ermous progress in vel epitaxial growth methods. This opens a wide new area of basic and applied semiconductor physics with the hope of vel applications in near future making use of the advantageous properties of one- and zero-dimensional systems. Ideas for future device applications mainly stem from the altered density of states being discrete or atomic-like for quantum dots. Optical spectroscopy has played and is playing a crucial role in the advancement of this fascinating field of semiconductor physics. The NATO school organized at Bilkent University in Ankara and in Antalya brought together experts in this field and newcomers, especially young Ph. D. students and postdocs, to learn about recent developments and to discuss open questions in the area of optical spectroscopy of low dimensional semiconductors. The school turned out to be extremely fruitful and there was a great enthusiasm among the lecturers and students during the whole two weeks.
Atilla Aydinli, Gerhard Abstreiter, Jean-Pierre Leburton