Reduced carrier cooling and thermalization in semiconductor quantum wires

L. Rota, F. Rossi, S. M. Goodnick, P. Lugli, E. Molinari, W. Porod

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By using a Monte Carlo analysis of the carrier relaxation in GaAs quantum wires following laser photoexcitation, we show that carrier cooling due to phonon emission and internal thermalization due to electron-electron interaction are significantly decreased with respect to bulk systems. This decreased thermalization is mainly attributed to the reduced efficiency of intersubband processes and to the reduced effect of electron-electron intrasubband scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1632-1635
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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