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Resonant tunneling transients and decay for a one-dimensional double barrier potential
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10.1063/1.1826215
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Figures

Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Energy diagrams of the double barrier potential configurations I and II for the resonance buildup and decay processes. The resonance levels depicted are the real parts of the corresponding complex energies, see Table I. Note that the resonance state pole in I corresponds to a bound state in II, whereas the pole state is simply shifted from I to II. The bound (resonant) states are denoted by thick (thin) dashed lines. is the energy of the incident particles.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Energy diagrams of the double barrier potential configurations II and III for the resonance tapping process . The resonance levels depicted are the real parts of the corresponding complex energies, see Table I. Note that the resonance state pole in II corresponds to a bound state in III, whereas the resonance pole is simply shifted on going from II to III. The bound (resonant) states are denoted by thick (thin) dashed lines. is the energy of the incident particles.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Poles of the transmission amplitude for the three potential configurations of Figs. 1 and 2. For clarity we represent the poles in the “distorted” complex plane , . Solid (open) symbols correspond to even (odd) states. In the three configurations we use the same symbols for the pole pairs that can be connected by a continuous shift of the well depth: and (circles), and (squares), and (diamonds), and (triangles).

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FIG. 4.

Probability density (in arbitrary units) vs for different times in the buildup process (see Fig. 1): (dotted-dashed line), (long-dashed line), (dashed line), (dots) and the stationary state (solid line). We have chosen realistic parameters (Ref. 4), see Table I. The lifetime of for these parameters is .

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

vs time for the buildup process . The dots correspond to an approximation similar to Eq. (27) for the interior region of the double barrier potential. The dashed line marks the asymptotic level of the density. The double barrier parameters are in Table I. The triangle marks the value of the lifetime of the resonance .

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FIG. 6.

vs time (solid line) at . The dashed and long-dashed lines correspond respectively to the initial and final values for the decay process , see also Figs. 1 and 2. The triangle marks the lifetime of the resonance , which is different from the lifetime relevant for the buildup process , compare with Fig. 5, as a consequence of the resonance displacement.

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

vs time (solid line) at for the decay process : (a) very short times where expression (29) holds (dots) and (b) “long times” close to the transition time (diamond) where formula (30) (dashed line, almost indistinguishable from solid line) may be applied. The straight dashed line is the asymptotic value as .

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Densities (normalized to 1 at the maximum) of the bound state (dashed line) and the on-resonant scattering state for (solid line).

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FIG. 9.

Probability density in arbitrary units at vs time for the trapping process (solid line). Also plotted is the approximate solution using Eq. (33) (dotted line). The double barrier parameters are given in Table I.

Tables

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Table I.

Incident energy , energies of the resonances, and/or bound states in the configurations I, II, and III of Figs. 4 and 5, and potential levels of the well . In all cases the barriers height is , , , and the effective mass is .

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Scitation: Resonant tunneling transients and decay for a one-dimensional double barrier potential
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10.1063/1.1826215
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