Observation of optical phonon instability induced by drifting electrons in semiconductor nanostructures

W. Liang, Kong-Thon Tsen, Otto F. Sankey, S. M. Komirenko, K. W. Kim, V. A. Kochelap, Meng Chyi Wu, Chong Long Ho, Wen Jeng Ho, H. Morkoç

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Abstract

A study was performed on optical phonon instability induced by drifting electrons in semiconductor nanostructures. The instability was observed when the electron drift velocity was larger that the phase velocity of optical phonons. The effect was demonstrated in p-i-n semiconductor nanostructures by using Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1968-1970
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2003

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Liang, W., Tsen, K-T., Sankey, O. F., Komirenko, S. M., Kim, K. W., Kochelap, V. A., Wu, M. C., Ho, C. L., Ho, W. J., & Morkoç, H. (2003). Observation of optical phonon instability induced by drifting electrons in semiconductor nanostructures. Applied Physics Letters, 82(12), 1968-1970. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1563730