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Tunneling spectroscopy of hole plasmons in a valence-band quantum well
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  • B. R. Neves, University of Nottingham, UK
  • T. J. Foster, University of Nottingham, UK
  • L. Eaves, University of Nottingham, UK
  • P. C. Main, University of Nottingham, UK
  • M. Henini, University of Nottingham, UK
  • D. J. Fisher, University of Wollongong
  • M. L. Lerch, University of Wollongong
  • A. D. Martin, University of Wollongong
  • C. Zhang, University of Wollongong
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This article was originally published as: Neves, BRA, Foster, TJ, Eaves, L, Main, PC, Henini, M, Fisher, DJ, Lerch, ML, Martin, AD & Zhang, C, Tunneling spectroscopy of hole plasmons in a valence-band quantum well, Physical Review B, 1996, 54(16), R11106-R11109. Copyright 1996 American Physical Society. The original journal can be found here.
We investigate the current-voltage characteristics of a p-doped resonant tunneling diode. In the voltage range slightly above the bias corresponding to resonant tunneling of holes into the first light-hole subband of the quantum well, we observe two satellite peaks which we attribute to plasmon-assisted tunneling transitions. A theoretical model is presented to account for these peaks. The model is based on the excitation of intrasubband and intersubband heavy-hole plasmons in the quantum well by hot holes injected close to the energy of the first light-hole subband. We also study the behavior of the satellites when a magnetic field is applied either parallel to or perpendicular to the current.
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B. R. Neves, T. J. Foster, L. Eaves, P. C. Main, et al.. "Tunneling spectroscopy of hole plasmons in a valence-band quantum well" (1996)
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