Self-consistent polaron scattering rates in quasi-one-dimensional structures

S. Briggs, B. A. Mason, J. P. Leburton

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We calculate the polaron self-energy in quantum-wire structures. We use the Fock approximation and consider the interaction of electrons and polar optic phonons in GaAs wires of different sizes at 300 K and solve for the self-energy iteratively. The result, (E,k), is presented as a function of both E and k. We compare Im with a simple first-order calculation using Fermis golden rule to investigate the importance of higher-order quantum effects. A constant broadening of the density of states has been included in Fermis golden rule and is successful in reproducing the correct scattering rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12001-12004
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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