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Ternary Chalcopyrite Semiconductors: Growth, Electronic Properties, and Applications

International Series of Monographs in The Science of The Solid State

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

Authors: J. L. Shay, J. H. Wernick

Editor: B. R. Pamplin

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 7 9 2 - 4

Ternary Chalcopyrite Semiconductors: Growth, Electronic Properties, and Applications covers the developments of work in the I-III-VI2 and II-IV-V2 ternary chalcopyrite compounds.… Read more

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Ternary Chalcopyrite Semiconductors: Growth, Electronic Properties, and Applications covers the developments of work in the I-III-VI2 and II-IV-V2 ternary chalcopyrite compounds. This book is composed of eight chapters that focus on the crystal growth, characterization, and applications of these compounds to optical communications systems. After briefly dealing with the status of ternary chalcopyrite compounds, this book goes on describing the crystal growth of II-IV-V2 and I-III-VI2 single crystals. Chapters 3 and 4 examine the energy band structure of these semiconductor compounds, illustrating that these compounds are the simplest ternary analogs of II-VI zincblende compounds. Chapter 5 discusses the spontaneous luminescence, stimulated emission and laser action, and light-emitting diodes employing ternary chalcopyrite compounds. Chapter 6 discusses some of the fundamental principles of nonlinear optical interactions and the properties of the chalcopyrite crystals. This text also highlights the nonlinear optical devices available. Chapter 7 describes the electrical properties of chalcopyrite crystals, whereas the concluding chapter deals with the other physical properties of these compounds, such as lattice vibrational spectra, optical activity, and linear thermal expansion. This book is of great value to researchers and workers in the semiconductor field.