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Microscopic theory for the optical properties of Coulomb-correlated semiconductors
Author(s): Mauro Fernandes Pereira; Klaus Henneberger
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Paper Abstract

A nonequilibrium Green's functions approach is presented for the consistent computation of semiconductor quantum well optical spectra including strong Coulomb correlations within the coupled photon and carrier system. BetheSalpeter-like equations are given for the optical response and recombination rates in the excited medium. Bandstructure, quantum-confinement, many-body and cavity resonator effects are included in the microscopic approach. The theory is applied to the description of absorption/gain, luminescence, single and two-beam photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy for arbitrary temperatures and carrier densities. Numerical results, showing good agreement with recent experiments, are presented for ITT-V and Il-VI materials, from the linear regime, characterized by excitonic effects to the high density case in which a strongly interacting electron-hole plasma is proposed as the dominant mechanism. Keywords: Many-Body Effects; T-matrix; Bethe-Salpeter Equation; Nonlinear Absorption; Strongly-Correlated Electron-Hole Plasma; Coupled Valence-Band Multiple Quantum Wells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316660
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Mauro Fernandes Pereira, Univ. Rostock (Brazil)
Klaus Henneberger, Univ. Rostock (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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