Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 390–393 | Cite as

Generation of Acoustic Phonons in Semiconductor Superlattice in the Case of an Intraband Absorption of Electromagnetic Wave

  • M. V. Vyazovsky
  • G. A. Syrodoev


We obtain the damping coefficient of an acoustic wave for the case of intraband multiphoton absorption of an electromagnetic wave in a superlattice. The ranges in which the acoustic damping coefficient reverses sign are determined for the sound-propagation directions which are transverse and parallel to the superlattice axis. Numerical summation of the series for the acoustic-wave gain is performed for typical parameters of the superlattice. The gain is estimated numerically. It is noted that multiphoton absorption affects the acoustic-wave gain in the superlattice if the field value is much smaller than that in a standard semiconductor.


Electromagnetic Wave Acoustic Wave Quantum Electronics Nonlinear Optic Acoustic Phonon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Vyazovsky
    • 1
  • G. A. Syrodoev
    • 1
  1. 1.Volgograd State Pedagogical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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