Light-Induced Electron Transfer Counter to an Electric Field Force in an Asymmetric Double Quantum Well
WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Electron transfer counter to an electric-field force is predicted for an asymmetrical double quantum well subjected to a dc bias in response to optical far ir excitation of an intersubband electronic transition. This transfer exhibits a resonance enhancement when the bias electric field aligns the excited levels in the wide and narrow wells. The transfer effect is driven by the quantum-mechanical delocalization caused by the coherent resonant tunneling which prevails over the electric force. The effect brings about photoinduced increase of the potential difference at the double well and a transient electric current opposite to the direction favored by the bias.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy