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This monograph is accessible to anyone with an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and some solid state physics. It describes in detail the properties of particles and fields in quasi-two-dimensional systems used to approximate realistic quantum heterostructures. Here the authors treat wires, i.e. they assume an infinite hard-wall potential for the system. They discuss bound states, the properties of transmission and reflection, conductance, etc. It is shown that the simple models developed in this book in detail are capable of understanding even complex physical phenomena. The methods are applied to optical states in photonic crystals, and similarities and differences between those and electronic states in quantum heterostructures and electromagnetic fields in waveguides are discussed.


Electromagnetism Electronic transport Magnetic field Nanostructures Photonic Crystals Quantum Waveguides Quantum Wires Quantum mechanics Quasi-Two-Dimensional Quantum Heterostructures

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Timothy Londergan
    • 1
  • John P. Carini
    • 1
  • David P. Murdock
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Theory CenterIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66684-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47937-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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