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Applied Physics Letters
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Photoexcited transport in GaAs/AlAs quantum wells

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Abstract

We present the results of a study of the transport of optically excited carriers perpendicular to weakly coupled GaAs/AlAs multiple quantum wells imbedded in the depletion region of a p-i-n photodiode. At temperatures above 120 K the photocurrent was thermally activated. For lower temperatures the photocurrent decreased as temperature was increased. Wavelength-dependent negative differential resistance regions were present in the reverse bias region of the photoexcited current voltage (I-V) curve as a result of the Stark shifts of the lowest energy heavy hole (h1) and light hole (l1) excitons. Additional wavelength independent structure was also visible in the photoexcited I-V curves.

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01 Dec 1986

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Applied Physics Letters

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