THE GROUND-STATE DESCRIPTION OF THE OPTICAL POLARON VERSUS THE EFFECTIVE DIMENSIONALITY IN QUANTUM-WELL-TYPE SYSTEMS


YILDIRIM T., ERCELEBI A.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.3, no.10, pp.1271-1277, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0953-8984/3/10/005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1271-1277

Abstract

Within the framework of the strong-coupling polaron theory the ground-state binding energy and the effective mass of the electron-LO phonon system is retrieved as a function of the effective dimensionality in a quantum-well confinement. The geometry we use is a three-dimensional parabolic potential box, the barrier slopes of which can be tuned so as to yield a unified characterization interpolating between the bulk, the quasi-two- and one-dimensional limits as well as the quantum-well box case.