Effects of crossed electric and magnetic fields on shallow donor impurity binding energy in a parabolic quantum well

Kasapoglu E. , Sari H. , Sokmen I.

CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, vol.21, no.12, pp.2500-2503, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0256-307x/21/12/050
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2500-2503


We have calculated variationally the ground state binding energy of a hydrogenic donor impurity in a parabolic quantum well in the presence of crossed electric and magnetic fields. These homogeneous crossed fields are such that the magnetic field is parallel to the heterostructure layers and the electric held is applied perpendicular to the magnetic field. The dependence of the donor impurity binding energy to the well width and the strength of the electric and magnetic fields are discussed. We hope that the obtained results will provide important improvements in device applications, especially for a suitable choice of both fields in the narrow well widths.