THz-emission from photoexcited semiconductor superlattices with applied ac and dc electric fields
Summary form only given. The numerical investigations are based on a microscopic many-body theory which allows one to compute the linear and nonlinear optical properties of semiconductor superlattices in the presence of homogeneous electric fields applied in the growth direction. The THz-emission due to the field-driven dynamics of photoexcited carriers is investigated for the combined action of static and alternating fields. For a driving field it was shown within a simple model that the equations governing the intraband dynamics in the field-driven superlattice should be analogous to the ones describing the superconducting Josephson junction. The transport properties in this regime can be described by the picture of multi-photon-assisted tunneling between Wannier-Stark states.
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IEEE