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Photoeffects: concepts in Paul Goerlich's time and at present
Author(s): Klaus H. Herrmann; H. J. Juepner
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Paper Abstract

The history of the external as well as the internal photoeffects in solids is closely connected with the development of quantum-mechanical foundation of electronic states in solids and of interaction of light with matter. Paul Goerlich entered science with the invention of the cesium antimonide photocathode in 1936. Combining the experience of early semiconductor physics in Germany with the feeling of an industrial manager for maturity of results for application in measurement, Goerlich became an active promoter of the physics of photoeffects both as an author and as an active member of IMEKO. The state-of-the-art of the photoeffect physics at the time when Goerlich began his career, when he was active as a teacher and editor as well as after that time, will be outlined. Typical concepts will be ordered into the scientific and technological context. The exciting new possibilities of artificial microstructures will open new applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1712, 14th Symposium on Photonic Measurement, (9 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140158
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Klaus H. Herrmann, Humboldt Univ. (Germany)
H. J. Juepner, Institute of Nonlinear Optics and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1712:
14th Symposium on Photonic Measurement

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