Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Energy of electron-hole pairs in 3D space

  1. Jul 21, 2015 #1
    Dear All:

    I'm trying to use fluctuation dissipation theorem to describe spontaneous photon emission process by electron-hole recombination in semiconductor material.

    I notice that all the references using such a method considers the dipole's degree of freedom separately, for example in x, y, z direction separately, and then sum together. Does this means that the actual total energy of the oscillator in 3D space is 3ħω? But for after the emission of one electron-hole pair the photon's energy is just ħω. How to understand this?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 23, 2015
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 27, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook