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Continuum theory of optical phonon hybrids and their interaction with electrons in a quantum well
Author(s): Brian K. Ridley
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Paper Abstract

Hybrid optical modes, consisting of a unique linear combination of LO, TO and IP (interface polariton) modes satisfying both elastic and electromagnetic boundary conditions, are described in a continuum approximation. Mode patterns and mode dispersion are obtained which agree with microscopic calculations. Inter- and intrasubband electron scattering rates are obtained which also agree with those derived on the basis of microscopic models.

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Date Published: 3 September 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV, (3 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137633
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Brian K. Ridley, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1675:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV

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