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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Negative photoconductance in a biased multiquantum well with filter barriers
Author: Bezerra, AT
Maialle, MZ
Degani, MH
Farinas, PF
Studart, N
Abstract: In this paper the photon-assisted electron motion in a multiquantum well (MQW) semiconductor heterostructure in the presence of an electric field is investigated. The time-dependent Schrodinger equation is solved by using the split-operator technique to determine the photocurrent generated by the electron movement through the biased MQW system. An analysis of the energy shifts in the photocurrent spectra reveals interesting features coming from the contributions of localized and extended states on the MQW system. The photocurrent signal is found to increase for certain values of electric field, leading to the analog of the negative conductance in resonant tunneling diodes. The origin of this enhancement is traced to the mixing of localized states in the QWs with those in the continuum. This mixing appears as anticrossings between the localized and extended states and the enhanced photocurrent can be related to the dynamically induced Landau-Zener-Stuckelberg-Majorana transition between two levels at the anticrossing.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Physical Soc
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.035301
Date Issue: 2014
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