|Institution:||University of Patras|
|Keywords:||Semiconductor nanostructures; Effective mass approximation; Linear and nonlinear optical properties; Pseudopotential theory; Configuration interaction; 537.622 6; Νανοδομές ημιαγωγών; Προσέγγιση ενεργούς μάζας; Γραμμικές και μη γραμμικές οπτικές ιδιότητες; Μέθοδος ψευδοδυναμικών; Αλληλεπίδραση διαμορφώσεων|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/10889/8431|
The goal of this Thesis is to study the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures by employing different theories. The work present in this Thesis is divided into three parts. Part I is devoted to the effective-mass theory and its several applications. A general description of the effective mass theory and several ways of solving the effective-mass Schrodinger equation with an emphasis on the potential morphing method are given in the first chapter. In the following few chapters, we apply these theories in many realistic systems for the study of many properties. They include: i) the binding energy of hydrogentic donor impurity in semiconductor quantum dots under the influence of static electric field and/or magnetic field, ii) the linear and nonlinear optical properties associated with intraband transitions in semiconductor quantum dots, core shell quantum dots and quantum-dot-quantum-ring systems. Part II is devoted to the pseudopotential theory and its several applications. The background theories primarily regarding to the empirical pseudopotential method and configuration interaction approach are described in the first chapter. In the following few chapters, we employ these theories for the study of the electronic and optical properties of many nanostructures of group II-VI materials. The optical properties studied herein include the band gap, Stokes shift, exciton fine structure, optical polarization and absorption spectra. Part III is devoted to the appendix, where twelve published papers are presented.