The electronic structure of a quantum well under an applied electric field


Sari H., Ergun Y., Sokmen I., Tomak M.

SUPERLATTICES AND MICROSTRUCTURES, vol.20, no.2, pp.163-172, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/spmi.1996.0063
  • Journal Name: SUPERLATTICES AND MICROSTRUCTURES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-172
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The effects of an applied electric field on quantum well subband energies are calculated variationally within the effective mass approximation for model potential profiles. The concept of a quasi-bound state is examined critically. For higher electric field values it is shown that the quasi-bound state approximation for the ground and first excited state of the electron, and for the ground state of the hole is valid. (C) 1996 Academic Press Limited