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50) and (52): neglecting all complications that arise from a nonconstant effective mass for simplicity. ,Ga,,,As QW (with doping in the well) is shown again in Fig. 24, now including the exchange- 1 THEBASICPHYSICS OF INTERSUBBAND TRANSITIONS 47 FIG. 24. ,As quantum well of Fig. 23 doped in the well, but with the exchange-correlationenergy added to the potential. correlation potential according to Eq. (55). 6meV. 4. COLLECTIVE EFFECTS ON AND EXCITON SHIFT) THE ABSORPTION(DEPOLARIZATION Many-body effects are relevant not only for the energy of the electron gas but also for its electric conductivity (or polarizability), which must be calculated to obtain the absorption spectrum in a many-body theory.

Nelson et al. (1987) proposed an “empirical two-band model,” which is based on Kane’s two-band model, but three independent parameters are taken either from experiment or from a more accurate (14 x 14) k - p calculation for the bulk material. Within this model the energy dispersion can be written in the following form: A relation of this type is valid for the well and barrier materials, leading to totally four parameters: the band-edge masses m* in the well and the barrier, and the nonparabolicity parameter y in both materials (or, equivalently, an “effective” energy gap Eb).

09 for GaAs. Due to this small coupling, the Brewster-angle geometry is normally used only for relatively highly doped multi-QW systems. An advantage, however, is the very well defined electric-field strength and intensity at the QW position. , for lower doping, single QWs or large linewidths), several types of waveguide geometries have been devised by various authors, where the incident radiation undergoes several total internal reflections in the sample (Fig. 7). In these geometries the light is coupled into the sample at the edges, which are wedged at a certain angle a.

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