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Dilute magnetic semiconductor quantum-well structures for magnetic field tunable far-infrared/terahertz absorption

Savic, I., Milanovic, V., Ikonic, Z., Indjin, D., Jovanovic, V. and Harrison, P. (2004) Dilute magnetic semiconductor quantum-well structures for magnetic field tunable far-infrared/terahertz absorption. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 40 (11). pp. 1614-1621. ISSN 0018-9197

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Abstract

The design of ZnCdSe–ZnMnSe-based quantum wells is considered, in order to obtain a large shift of the peak absorption wavelength in the far infrared range, due to a giant Zeeman splitting with magnetic field, while maintaining a reasonably large value of peak absorption. A triple quantum-well structure with a suitable choice of parameters has been found to satisfy such requirements. A maximal tuning range between 14.6 and 34.7 meV is obtained, when the magnetic field varies from zero to 5 T, so the wavelength of the absorbed radiation decreases from 85.2 to 35.7 μm with absorption up to 1.25% at low temperatures. These structures might form the basis for magnetic field tunable photodetectors and quantum cascade lasers in the terahertz range.

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Keywords: infrared detectors, manganese alloys, magnetic field effects, quantum wells, quantum theory, tunable circuits and devices
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 08:29
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2004.836469
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/JQE.2004.836469
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/712

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