Study of tunneling and oscillation in a GaAs/〖Al〗_(0.3) 〖Ga〗_(0.7) As superlattice: using transfer matrix method

  • S Shrestha Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2484-5203
  • N Bhusal Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • S. Byahut Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • C. K. Sarkar Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India
Keywords: GaAs/Al_0.3 Ga_0.7 As, Superlattice, Quantum tunneling, High frequency oscillation

Abstract

The study of the superlattice (SL) system in lower dimensions, which shows tunneling and oscillation of particles, is very interesting from the point of view of fundamental physics and is important for devices. Here, we present the results of our calculations related to tunneling/oscillations in a general SL system using a Symmetrical Quadruple Well (SQW) potential. This class of problems is handled using a transfer matrix (T-matrix), which is obtained by taking the solution of the Schroedinger equation with appropriate boundary conditions on either side of SQW and then repeatedly applying it for the SL system. The electron wave functions in the system are found to be either in a symmetric or an anti-symmetric state with a very small energy difference between the two, leading to oscillations between these states. In this study, probability density and period of oscillation of the particle in SQW is calculated. The result is useful for high-frequency operations in devices using SL.

BIBECHANA 18 (1) (2021) 91-99

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S Shrestha, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

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Published
2021-01-01
How to Cite
Shrestha, S., Bhusal, N., Byahut, S., & Sarkar, C. (2021). Study of tunneling and oscillation in a GaAs/〖Al〗_(0.3) 〖Ga〗_(0.7) As superlattice: using transfer matrix method. BIBECHANA, 18(1), 91-99. https://doi.org/10.3126/bibechana.v18i1.27450
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