Confined and Propagative Vibrations in Superlattices

  • B. Jusserand
  • D. Paquet


Lattice dynamics and electronic properties of superlattices present striking similarities. We show, on the basis of one-dimensional models, that optical vibrations can be confined in “phonon quantum wells” and that the superperiodicity induces a folding of the acoustical modes. Raman scattering experiments are presented and discussed in the light of these simple models.


Dispersion Curve Zone Center Optical Phonon Lattice Dynamic Acoustical Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jusserand
    • 1
  • D. Paquet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Bagneux, Division PMM, Laboratoire associé au CNRS (L.A. 250)Centre National d’Etudes des TélécommunicationsBagneuxFrance

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