Optical Properties of Quantum Dot Nano-composite Materials Studied by Solid-State Theory Calculations
2012 (English)In: Handbook of Computational Chemistry / [ed] J. Leszczynski, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, 869-899 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter reviews the fundamental concepts of excitons and excitonic polaritons and their extraordinary optical properties in quantum dot nano-composite materials. By starting with the optical excitation of an exciton in the nanostructure we show that the effective dielectric constant of the nanostructure becomes significantly modified due to the exciton generation and recombination, resulting in high positive and negative dielectric constants. We also discuss single exciton generation by multiple photons and multiple exciton generation by single photon. All these nonlinear optical properties of quantum dot nano-composite materials offer novel possibilities and are expected to have deep impact in nanophotonics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012. 869-899 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90837DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0711-5_23ISBN: 978-94-007-0710-8ISBN: 978-94-007-0711-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-90837DiVA: diva2:506796
FunderSwedish e‐Science Research Center
QC 201203022012-02-292012-02-292013-04-09Bibliographically approved