Unusual tunneling characteristics of double-quantum-well heterostructures

Y. Lin, J. Nitta, A. K.M. Newaz, W. Song, E. E. Mendez

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Abstract

We report tunneling phenomena in double In0.53Ga 0.47As quantum-well structures that are at odds with the conventional parallel-momentum-conserving picture of tunneling between two-dimensional systems. We found that the tunneling current was mostly determined by the correlation between the emitter and the state in one well, and not by that between those in both wells. Clear magnetic-field-dependent features were first observed before the main resonance, corresponding to tunneling channels into the Landau levels of the well near the emitter. These facts provide evidence of the violation of in-plane momentum conservation in two-dimensional systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS
Subtitle of host publication27th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS-27
Pages549-550
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 30
EventPHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS: 27th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS-27 - Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Duration: 2004 Jul 262004 Jul 30

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume772
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherPHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS: 27th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS-27
CountryUnited States
CityFlagstaff, AZ
Period04/7/2604/7/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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