Publication # 138

K. Leo, J. Shah, J. P. Gordon, T. C. Damen, D. A. B. Miller, C. W. Tu, and J. E. Cunningham "Effect of collisions and relaxation on coherent resonant tunneling: Hole tunneling in GaAs/Al x Ga 1-x As double- quantum-well structures" Physical Review B, 42(11), 7065-7068, October 15, 1990.

Direct-measurements of resonant and nonresonant hole tunneling times in a GaAs/Al/sub x/Ga/sub 1-x/As double-quantum-well structure show that tunneling time at resonance is considerably longer than expected for coherent tunneling or intersubband relaxation. The authors demonstrate that coherent tunneling and relaxation cannot be treated independently since the coherence is destroyed by collisions and relaxation. This leads to a large increase in the tunneling times observed at resonance. They show furthermore that resonant tunneling due to mixing between heavy- and light-hole states is less important than tunneling between heavy-hole states

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