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A Nonlinear Iterative Method for InAs/GaAs Semiconductor Quantum Dots Simulation

  • Yiming Li
  • O. Voskoboynikov
  • C. P. Lee
  • S. M. Sze

Abstract

A computational efficient nonlinear iterative method for computing the ground and excited state energies of an electron confined by an InAs quantum dot embedded in GaAs matrix is proposed. We treat the problem with the effective one electronic band Hamiltonian, the energy and position dependent electron effective mass approximation, and the Ben Daniel-Duke boundary conditions. Computational results show that the parabolic band approximation is valid only for the dots with large volume. For excited states the nonparabolic effect has also been found to be stronger than for ground states.

Keywords

Excited State Energy Effective Mass Approximation Confinement Potential Inverse Iteration GaAs Matrix 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiming Li
    • 1
  • O. Voskoboynikov
    • 1
  • C. P. Lee
    • 1
  • S. M. Sze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics EngineeringNational Chiao Tung University Hsinchu 300Taiwan

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