Let there be light in tight binding

P. Vogl, M. Graf, A. Goerling

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Empirical tight-binding theory is generalized to incorporate time-dependent electromagnetic fields in a systematic and gauge-invariant manner that does not introduce any extra adjustable parameters. It is shown that this approach successfully predicts a wide range of solid state properties that have not been accessible within the tight binding method so far. We present applications such as optical constants, luminescence in heterostructures, properties in ultra-high magnetic fields and lattice dynamics in polar materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-251
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 30 Nov 19973 Dec 1997


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