8 March 2001 Alpha-particle-induced luminescence from multiple quantum wells
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Proceedings Volume 4318, Smart Optical Inorganic Structures and Devices; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417594
Event: Advanced Optical Materials and Devices, 2000, Vilnius, United States
The luminescence induced by alpha particles in GaAs/Al0.35Ga0.65As multiple quantum well (MQW) semiconductor was detected and investigated. The luminescence was observed at liquid nitrogen and at room temperatures as light flashes induced by individual (alpha) -particles. The MQW samples studied, in addition, were investigated using standard photoluminescence method to show that (alpha) - particle created flashes are associated with a radiative decay of 2D excitons in quantum wells. Since the number of detected light quanta in a flash is critical, a discussion of the collection efficiency of photons created by a single (alpha) -particle is presented.
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J. K. Kuntrotas, J. K. Kuntrotas, Adolfas Dargys, Adolfas Dargys, S. C.G. Granja, S. C.G. Granja, Klaus Koehler, Klaus Koehler, Stanislav Pospisil, Stanislav Pospisil, V. Remeikis, V. Remeikis, K. M. Smith, K. M. Smith, } "Alpha-particle-induced luminescence from multiple quantum wells", Proc. SPIE 4318, Smart Optical Inorganic Structures and Devices, (8 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417594; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417594

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