Acoustic phonon generation from quasi-2D hole gas in quantum wells

I. K. Oh, J. Singh

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The angular and polarization dependences of acoustic phonon emission from a quasi-2D hole gas in quantum wells are theoretically investigated. The contribution of both deformation potential and piezoelectric coupling is considered in the hole-phonon interaction. We have also taken into account the effect of anisotropy of the valence band which gives rise to the hole-phonon interaction due to deformation potential coupling for both LA and TA phonons. Finally, the theory is applied to calculate the rates of acoustic phonon emission in GaAs quantum wells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10851-10863
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2001


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