Plasmons in asymmetric double quantum well structures
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 603, Beijing 100080, PR China
2 Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 603, Beijing 100080, PR China CCAST (World Laboratory), PO Box 8730, and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 603, Beijing 100080, PR China
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Published online: 19 December 2002
We investigate the effects of spatial asymmetry, tunneling coupling, and exchange-correlation correction on the plasmon modes in asymmetric double quantum well (DQW) structures in a time-dependent local-density approximation. Special attention is paid to the properties of the mode which is always damped in symmetric DQW systems. In addition, the results on the spectral weight of the excitations are also presented. In general, all the modes carry finite spectral weights and should be observable in resonant inelastic light scattering experiments for the specified values of the parameters.
PACS: 71.15.-m – Methods of electronic structure calculations / 73.20.Mf – Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations) / 73.21.-b – Electron states and collective excitations in multilayers, quantum wells, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems
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