Subpicosecond dynamics of electron injection into GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells

S. M. Goodnick, P. Lugli

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Abstract

We model the subpicosecond evolution of a nonthermal electron distribution injected into a GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well using an ensemble Monte Carlo simulation which includes electron-electron scattering. The calculated results are in good agreement with the experimental time dependence of the carrier distribution function from recent bleaching experiments with carrier-carrier scattering the dominant mechanism contributing to band filling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-586
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

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