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Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2011
Author(s): Ahn, D.; Park, S.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems ;  Engineered Materials, Dielectrics & Plasmas ;  Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics ;  General Topics for Engineers (Math, Science & Engineering)
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Abstract

A clear introduction to quantum mechanics conceptsQuantum mechanics has become an essential tool for modern engineering, particularly due to the recent developments in quantum computing as well as the rapid progress in optoelectronic devices. Engineering Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamentals of this exciting field, providing broad coverage of both traditional areas such as semiconductor and laser physics as well as relatively new yet fast-growing areas such as quantum computation and quantum information technology.The book begins with basic quantum mechanics, reviewing measurements and probability, Dirac formulation, the uncertainty principle, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum eigenstates, and perturbation theory. Then, quantum statistical mechanics is explored, from second quantization and density operators to coherent and squeezed states, coherent interactions between atoms and fields, and the Jaynes-Cummings model. From there, the book moves into elementary and modern applications, discussing such topics as Bloch theorem and effective mass theory, crystal orientation effects for zinc-blend and wurtzite Hamiltonian, and quantum entanglements and teleportation.There has been growing interest in the model of semiconductor lasers with non-Markovian relaxation. This book develops a non-Markovian model for the optical gain in semiconductor materials, taking into account the rigorous electronic band-structure and the non-Markovian relaxation using the quantum statistical reduced-density operator formalism. Many-body effects are taken into account within the time-dependent Hartree-Fock equations, and example programs based on Fortran 77 are provided for band-structures of zinc-blend quantum wells.Engineering Quantum Mechanics is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science. It also provides the necessary theoretical background for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices.

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      Frontmatter

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.fmatter
      Page(s): i - viii
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      Basic Quantum Mechanics

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.ch1
      Page(s): 1 - 43
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Measurements and Probability
      Dirac Formulation
      Brief Detour to Classical Mechanics
      A Road to Quantum Mechanics
      The Uncertainty Principle
      The Harmonic Oscillator
      Angular Momentum Eigenstates
      Quantization of Electromagnetic Fields
      Perturbation Theory
      Problems
      References View full abstract»

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      Basic Quantum Statistical Mechanics

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.ch2
      Page(s): 45 - 72
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Elementary Statistical Mechanics
      Second Quantization
      Density Operators
      The Coherent State
      The Squeezed State
      Coherent Interactions Between Atoms and Fields
      The Jaynes-Cummings Model
      Problems
      References View full abstract»

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      Elementary Theory of Electronic Band Structure in Semiconductors

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.ch3
      Page(s): 73 - 169
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Bloch Theorem and Effective Mass Theory
      The Luttinger-Kohn Hamiltonian
      The Zinc Blende Hamiltonian
      The Wurtzite Hamiltonian
      Band Structure of Zinc Blende and Wurtzite Semiconductors
      Crystal Orientation Effects on a Zinc Blende Hamiltonian
      Crystal Orientation Effects on a Wurtzite Hamiltonian
      Problems
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      Quantum Information Science

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.ch4
      Page(s): 171 - 205
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Quantum Bits and Tensor Products
      Quantum Entanglement
      Quantum Teleportation
      Evolution of the Quantum State: Quantum Information Processing
      A Measure of Information
      Quantum Black Holes
      Appendix A: Derivation of Equation (4.82)
      Appendix B: Derivation of Equations (4.93) and (4.106)
      Problems
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      Modern Semiconductor Laser Theory

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.ch5
      Page(s): 207 - 288
      Copyright Year: 2011

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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Density Operator Description of Optical Interactions
      The Time-Convolutionless Equation
      The Theory of Non-Markovian Optical Gain in Semiconductor Lasers
      Optical Gain of a Quantum Well Laser with Non-Markovian Relaxation and Many-Body Effects
      Numerical Methods for Valence Band Structure in Nanostructures
      Zinc Blende Bulk and Quantum Well Structures
      Wurtzite Bulk and Quantum Well Structures
      Quantum Wires and Quantum Dots
      Appendix: Fortran 77 Code for the Band Structure
      Problems
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      Index

      Ahn, D. ; Park, S.
      Engineering Quantum Mechanics

      DOI: 10.1002/9781118017821.index
      Page(s): 289 - 306
      Copyright Year: 2011

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