Effects of crossed states on photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy of InAs quantum dots

Ching I. Shih, Chien Hung Lin, Shin Chin Lin, Ta Chun Lin, Kien-Wen Sun, Oleksandr Voskoboynikov, Chien-Ping Lee, Yuen Wuu Suen*

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Abstract

In this report, the influence of the intrinsic transitions between bound-to-delocalized states (crossed states or quasicontinuous density of electron-hole states) on photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra of InAs quantum dots (QDs) was investigated. The InAs QDs were different in size, shape, and number of bound states. Results from the PLE spectroscopy at low temperature and under a high magnetic field (up to 14 T) were compared. Our findings show that the profile of the PLE resonances associated with the bound transitions disintegrated and broadened. This was attributed to the coupling of the localized QD excited states to the crossed states and scattering of longitudinal acoustical (LA) phonons. The degree of spectral linewidth broadening was larger for the excited state in smaller QDs because of the higher crossed joint density of states and scattering rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number409
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2011

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