Field-induced electron transport and phonon dynamics in a GaAs-based nanostructure: A subpicosecond time-resolved Raman probe

E. Grann, Kong-Thon Tsen, D. Ferry

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Abstract

Electron transport and phonon dynamics in a GaAs-based (Formula presented)-(Formula presented)-(Formula presented) nanostructure under the application of an electric field have been studied by time-resolved Raman spectroscopy at (Formula presented) K. The time evolution of electron density, electron distribution, electron drift velocity, and LO-phonon population has been directly measured with subpicosecond time resolution. Our experimental results show that, for a photoexcited electron-hole pair density of (Formula presented) cm(Formula presented), the effects of the drifting of electrons and electron intervalley scattering processes govern electron transport properties as well as the LO-phonon dynamics. All of the experimental results are compared with ensemble Monte Carlo simulations and satisfactory agreement is obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9539-9544
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume56
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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