Donor states in modulation-doped Si/SiGe heterostructures

Anders Blom, MA Odnoblyudov, IN Yassievich, Koung-An Chao

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We present a unified approach for calculating the properties of shallow donors inside or outside heterostructure quantum wells. The method allows us to obtain not only the binding energies of all localized states of any symmetry, but also the energy width of the resonant states which may appear when a localized state becomes degenerate with the continuous quantum well subbands. The approach is nonvariational, and we are therefore also able to evaluate the wave functions. This is used to calculate the optical absorption spectrum, which is strongly nonisotropic due to the selection rules. The results obtained from calculations for Si/Si1-xGex quantum wells allow us to present the general behavior of the impurity states, as the donor position is varied from the center of the well to deep inside the barrier. The influence on the donor ground state from both the central-cell effect and the strain arising from the lattice mismatch is carefully considered.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Issue number16: 165338
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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