Stark ladder

Temperature Dependence of the Electronic Coherence of GaAs-GaAlAs Superlattices

We have shown that the coherence length of electrons in a 55-Å-period GaAs-GaAlAs superlattice does not depend strongly on temperature in the range 5--292 K, varying from 17 periods at 5 K to a minimum of nine periods at room temperature. The quantum …

Optical properties of quantum wells and superlattices under electric fields

We review the effects of a longitudinal electric field on the optical properties of semiconductor quantum wells and superlattices, emphasizing recent developments on the latter, such as the observation of the Stark ladder, field-induced localization, …

Quantum coherence in semiconductor superlattices

Using photocurrent spectroscopy, we have demonstrated that the quantum coherence in GaAs-Ga$_{1-x}$Al$_x$As superlattices increases with decreasing superlattice period $D$, and that it is maintained for at least eight periods when $D = 60$ angstroms. …

Stark Localization in GaAs-GaAlAs Superlattices under an Electric Field

We have observed that a strong electric field E shifts to higher energies the photoluminescence and photocurrent peaks of a GaAs-Ga0.65Al0.35As superlattice of period D (=65 Å), which we explain by a field-induced localization of carriers to isolated …