Landau level lifetimes in an InAs/AlSb quantum well determined by a picosecond far-infrared pump-probe technique

TitleLandau level lifetimes in an InAs/AlSb quantum well determined by a picosecond far-infrared pump-probe technique
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsB.N Murdin, M. KamalSaadi, C.M Ciesla, C.R Pidgeon, C Langerak, R.A Stradling, E. Gornik
JournalPhysica Status Solidi B-Basic Research
Volume204
Number1
Pagination155-158
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0370-1972
Abstract

We present measurements of Landau level lifetimes in a doped quantum well structure of InAs/AlSb using a combination of pump-probe and saturation spectroscopy measurements. The cyclotron resonance was studied using far-infrared radiation from a free-electron laser has yielded the energy relaxation lifetime as a function of applied magnetic field, in the range h omega(c) = 14.5 to 18.5 meV. An energy of 15 meV corresponds to the magnetophonon resonance Delta l h omega(c) = h omega(LO) with Delta l=2. The lifetime at this energy is at or below the resolution limit of the pump-probe measurement: which is 10 ps. The results both at T = 4 K and 80 K, show that the Landau level lifetime, tau is 50 +/- 5 ps off resonance. The so-called ''LO phonon bottleneck'' is evidently important in quenching the relaxation away from resonance.

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