Ensemble Monte Carlo study of nonequilibrium carrier dynamics in photo-excited p-i-n structures

S. E. Günçer, D. K. Ferry

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Abstract

Light scattering from conduction electrons (or from valence holes) can give information on the time-resolved velocity distribution of nonequilibrium carriers. The experimental approach utilizes, e.g., Raman scattering from the single particles to ascertain the velocity distribution. Calculation of the distribution function through an ensemble Monte Carlo technique allows a comparison between the experiment and theory. Here, this is demonstrated with studies of a GaAs p-i-n structure embedded within cladding AlAs layers. The calculations are compared with experimental results that have recently been published on the same structure. For time scales of several hundred femtoseconds, the hot carrier transport that is probed by the single-particle Raman scattering is dominated by the transport in the Γ valley, and overshoot velocities 4-5 × 105 cm/sec are observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Volume23
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 1996

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Raman Spectra
Velocity Distribution
Monte Carlo Study
Velocity distribution
Non-equilibrium
Raman scattering
Ensemble
Hot carriers
Femtosecond
Carrier transport
Monte Carlo Techniques
Overshoot
Light Scattering
Gallium Arsenide
Conduction
Light scattering
Distribution functions
Distribution Function
Time Scales
Electron

Keywords

  • Heterostructures
  • Monte Carlo
  • Optical excitation
  • Transport

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  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Ensemble Monte Carlo study of nonequilibrium carrier dynamics in photo-excited p-i-n structures. / Günçer, S. E.; Ferry, D. K.

In: Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 23, No. 8-9, 1996, p. 131-140.

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