Three-dimensional calculation of electronic structures in semiconductor quantum ring based artificial molecules

Yi-Ming Li*

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We theoretically investigate the energy spectra of vertically coupled quantum rings (VCQRs) with a three-dimensional (3D) model under applied magnetic fields. Two interesting configurations, the disk- and the conical-shaped (DI and CO) small VCQRs are explored. The electron and hole energies are significantly dominated by the interdistance d which plays a crucial role in the tunable states of structures. For electrons, the energy state is with a nonperiodical transition among the lowest electron. For holes, it does also demonstrate the same behavior. The energy band gap of VCQRs oscillates non periodically between the lowest electron and holes states as a function of external magnetic fields. In addition, the oscillation is controlled by not only the topology of VCQR and the inner (and base) radius but also the variation of d. This investigation is constructive in studying the magneto-optical phenomena of the nanoscale semiconductor artificial molecules, in particular for the laser device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780385365
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2004
Event2004 4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology - Munich, Germany
Duration: 16 Aug 200419 Aug 2004

Publication series

Name2004 4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology


Conference2004 4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology


  • 3D model
  • Electron and hole energies
  • InAs/GaAs quantum rings
  • Magnetic field effects
  • Narrow gap quantum ring
  • Nonperiodical oscillation
  • Numerical simulation
  • Semiconductor artificial molecules
  • Stacked nanostructures
  • Vertically coupled quantum rings

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