Electronic structure and phonon-assisted luminescence in self-assembled quantum dots

A. Garcia-Cristobal, A.W.E. Minnaert, V. Fomin, J.T. Devreese, A.Y. Silov, J.E.M. Haverkort, J.H. Wolter

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We present photoluminescence (PL) measurements on an ensemble of InAs/GaAs self-assembled quantum dots embedded in GaAs. We observe a transition from an inhomogeneously broadened photoluminescence band under non-resonant excitation into up to five phonon-assisted bands under selective excitation. We interpret the phonon-assisted PL as being indicative of an enhanced electron–phonon interaction. We also perform theoretical calculations of the single-particle energy spectrum of self-assembled quantum dots, in the framework of the single-band effective-mass approximation for electrons and using the Luttinger Hamiltonian for holes. Finally, by taking advantage of the computed wave functions we evaluate the Huang-Rhys parameter: We find an enhancement of the electron–phonon interaction that partially accounts for the experimental results.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)331-336
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftPhysica Status Solidi B
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - 1999

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