Exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering in (Zn,Cd)Se/ZnSe quantum wells: The influence of quantum confinement

I. J. Blewett, D. J. Bain, A. Tookey, G. Brown, I. Galbraith, A. K. Kar, B. Vögele, K. A. Prior, B. C. Cavenett, B. S. Wherrett

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The well-width dependence of the exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering rate in (Zn,Cd)Se/ZnSe quantum-well structures is measured using time-integrated femtosecond four-wave mixing at low temperatures, and calculated using a finite-depth quantum-well model. At fixed temperature the highest rates occur at those well widths for which the quantum confinement and the exciton binding energy are maximized. ©1999 The American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9756-9759
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1999


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