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Published July 9, 1990 | public
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Application of a total-angular-momentl-P-Cum basis to quantum-dot band structure


Multiband envelope theory is reformulated in terms of a basis of total envelope and zone-center Bloch angular momentum. The k⋅p operator is scalar with respect to the total-angular-momentum operator and hence is block diagonal in its eigenbasis. The projections of the Hamiltonian into the F=1/2 and the F=3/2 subspaces of total angular momentum are derived and quantum-dot band structure is calculated in GaAs(AlGaAs) and InAs(GaSb) systems as an example application of the formalism.

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©1990 The American Physical Society Received 7 December 1989 This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. One author (P.C.S.) would like to acknowledge support under an NSF Graduate Fellowship.


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