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Broadening of cyclotron resonance line of 2-D electron gas in a multiple-quantum-well structure
Author(s): M. P. Chaubey
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Paper Abstract

The theory of cyclotron resonance (CR) lineshape of a two-dimensional electron gas (2 DEG) due to the electron-phonon interaction in the multiple-quantum-well structures (MQWS) is investigated. The contribution of the deformation potential acoustic and piezoelectric phonon scattering to the broadening of the cyclotron resonance spectra (CRLW) of such a system is calculated for GaAs/AlAs. The piezoelectric phonon scattering contribution to the linewidth is smaller as compared to the deformation potential acoustic phonon scattering but is significantly comparable. The magnetic field dependence of CRLW due to the deformation potential acoustic and piezoelectric phonons is B1/2 and B1/4, respectively, and the frequency shift equals 0 for both interactions in the elastic scattering approximation. Observed numerical values of the CRLW indicate that at low temperatures acoustic and piezoelectric phonons are dominant scatterers and interact strongly with 2D EG in MQWS where the impurity scattering is suppressed due to the modulation doping. Effect of screening on the scattering of electrons by statically screened longitudinal and transverse piezoelectric phonons in multiple-quantum-wells structures are also reported. Screened transverse phonons are found to play an important role in the scattering process. When the cyclotron orbit lies within the screening radius, CRLW is found to be large compared to the case when the cyclotron orbit lies outside the screening radius. Variation of the CRLW with respect to the magnetic field due to the combined scattering by longitudinal and transverse piezoelectric phonons is studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1523, Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56986
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M. P. Chaubey, Dawson College of General and Professional Education (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1523:
Conference on Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits
B. S. V. Gopalam; J. Majhi, Editor(s)

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