Effects of applied magnetic field on the infrared transitions between hydrogenic states in a corrugated quantum well
Dept. of Physics, Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, 630 002 Karaikudi, India
2 Dept. of Physics, Govt. Arts and Science College, 625106 Melur, India
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Revised: 26 November 2009
Published online: 21 January 2010
The magnetic field induced transition energies between the ground and excited states of a donor impurity in a Ga1-xAlxAs /Ga1-yAlyAs corrugated quantum well is reported. The calculations are performed by the variational method based on a two-parametric trial wave function, in the framework of the single band effective mass approximation. The effect of nonparabolicity of the conduction band is considered through the energy dependent effective mass. The effect of magnetic field on the spin-orbit interaction on the electron magnetization and the magnetic susceptibility is discussed. The diamagnetic susceptibility using Hellmann-Feynman theorem is calculated for the ground and excited states of the donor. The transition lines lie in the optical range for a strong magnetic field. The results are compared with the other existing available literature.
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