A Method for Calculating Electronic Structure of Semiconductor Superlattices: Perturbation

  • H. M. Polatoglou
  • G. Kanellis
  • G. Theodorou
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 189)


A similarity transformation of the superlattice Hamiltonian is presented. The transformed Hamiltonian includes two parts. One that describes the average crystal, and the other the interaction between average crystal states. This interaction is small and is treated as a perturbation. The method is applied to GaSb/InAs (100) superlattice, and its band structure is analyzed.


Band Structure Reciprocal Lattice Diagonal Block Primitive Cell Secular Equation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Polatoglou
    • 1
  • G. Kanellis
    • 1
  • G. Theodorou
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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