Two quantum-kinetic models, governing the transport of an initial highly non-equilibrium carrier distribution generated locally in a nanowire, are explored. Dissipation processes due to phonons govern the carrier relaxation, which at early stages of the evolution is characterized by the lack of energy conservation in the collisions. The models are analyzed and approached numerically by a backward Monte Carlo method. The basic difference between them is in the way of treatment of the finite collision duration time. The latter introduces quantum effects of broadening and retardation, ultrafast spatial transfer and modification of the classical trajectories, which are demonstrated in the presented simulation results.
Wigner transport Electron-phonon interaction Ultrafast evolution Confined system
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