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Intense Terahertz Excitation of Semiconductors

Sergey Ganichev and Willi Prettl


This book presents high-power terahertz applications to semiconductors and semiconductor structures. It aims to bridge the gap between optics and microwave physics. It focuses on a core topic of semiconductor physics, providing a full description of the state of art of the field. The book introduces new physical phenomena which occur in the terahertz frequency range at the transition from semi-classical physics with a classical field amplitude to the fully quantized limit with photons. It covers tunneling in high-frequency fields, nonlinear absorption of radiation and radiation heating, nonlin ... More

Keywords: tunneling, nonlinear, phenomena, photocurrents, bloch oscillation, sources, detectors, spintronics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergey Ganichev, author
Department of Physics, University of Regensburg

Willi Prettl, author
Department of Physics, University of Regensburg