A hybrid model for the magneto-optics of embedded nano-objects

Wijers C.M.J, Oleksandr Voskoboynikov, JL Liu

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The influence of the surrounding semiconducting matrix upon the polarizability of embedded nano-objects (nano-rings) has been investigated using a hybrid discrete/continuum model. It describes embedded systems by excess discrete dipoles with excess polarizability against a uniform background with the host material dielectric constant. The polarizability combines the static polarizability of an ellipsoidal ring with a dynamic quantum mechanical frequency dependent term. The result of the model for the particular nano-ring host combination investigated is an increased internal reflectance and an overall strong increment of the structure in reflectance/ellipsometric angles, displaying clearly the optical Aharonov-Bohm effect. (c) 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Semiconductor Quantum Dots (QD 2006)
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
StatePublished - 2006



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