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The electronic structure of a quantum well under an applied electric field

Sari, H
Ergun, Y
Sokmen, I
Tomak, Mehmet
The effects of an applied electric field on quantum well subband energies are calculated variationally within the effective mass approximation for model potential profiles. The concept of a quasi-bound state is examined critically. For higher electric field values it is shown that the quasi-bound state approximation for the ground and first excited state of the electron, and for the ground state of the hole is valid. (C) 1996 Academic Press Limited