Ultrafast carrier-carrier scattering in Al x Ga 1-x As/GaAs quantum wells

Kien-Wen Sun*, T. S. Song, C. K. Sun, J. C. Wang, S. Y. Wang, C. P. Lee

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Time-resolved measurements that demonstrate the effect of injected carrier densities on carrier-carrier scattering rates of a highly nonequilibrium carrier distribution in the p-doped Al 0.32 Ga 0.68 As/GaAs quantum wells are presented. The initially photoexcited nonthermal carrier distribution is quickly broadened due to rapid increase of the inelastic carrier-carrier scattering as the injected carrier densities increased toward 10 11 cm -2 .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 11th International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors (HCIS-11) - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: 19 Jul 199923 Jul 1999


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