Cyclotron resonance of polarons in ellipsoidal bands. I. Simple limiting cases

D M Larsen

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The cyclotron resonance energy at zero temperature and vanishing concentration of carriers in a band with ellipsoidal constant-energy surfaces is studied under the assumption that the carriers interact with long-wavelength LO phonons. The problem is treated variationally, and the electron-LO phonon interaction is not assumed very small. Two special cases are considered: (i) the applied magnetic field is pointing in an arbitrary direction but is weak; (ii) the applied field has arbitrary strength but points along an axis of cylindrical symmetry of the energy ellipsoid. Numerical results are given for conduction band and on-axis valence band cyclotron resonance in AgBr.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016
Pages (from-to)2877-2889
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1974


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