30 June 1994 Microscopic treatment of heterolayer transport
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Rigorous techniques to treat electron transport in heterojunction and quantum well devices are described. A scattering matrix approach, which solves the space-dependent, steady-state Boltzmann equation is described along with a transition matrix approach to treat the time-dependent processes in quantum wells. Ultimately, these two techniques can be combined to provide a rigorous and comprehensive treatment of heterojunction and quantum well devices. The objective is to understand the role of heterostructures in semiclassical devices and to illuminate the merits and shortcomings of standard current transport theories of such structures.
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Muhammad A. Alam, Muhammad A. Alam, Mark S. Lundstrom, Mark S. Lundstrom, } "Microscopic treatment of heterolayer transport", Proc. SPIE 2146, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices II, (30 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178500; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.178500
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