An investigation of exciton behavior in type-II self-assembled GaSb/GaAs quantum dots

Qiu, Feng and Qiu, Weiyang and Li, Yulian and Wang, Xingjun and Zhang, Yun and Zhou, Xiaohao and Lv, Yingfei and Sun, Yan and Deng, Huiyong and Hu, Shuhong and Dai, Ning and Wang, Chong and Yang, Yu and Zhuang, Qiandong and Hayne, Manus and Krier, A. (2016) An investigation of exciton behavior in type-II self-assembled GaSb/GaAs quantum dots. Nanotechnology, 27 (6). ISSN 0957-4484

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Abstract

We report the investigation of exciton dynamics in type-II self-assembled GaSb/GaAs quantum dots. The GaSb/GaAs quantum dots (QDs) were grown using a modified liquid phase epitaxy technique. Statistical size distributions of the uncapped QDs were investigated experimentally by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and theoretically by an eight-band k . p calculation, which demonstrated a dissolution effect. Furthermore, the low-temperature luminescence spectra of type-II GaSb/GaAs QDs with a thick capping layer exhibit well-resolved emission bands and LO-phonon-assisted transitions in the GaSb wetting layer. However, the luminescence lines quench at temperatures above 250 K, which is attributed to the weak quantum confinement of electrons participating in indirect exciton recombination. It was demonstrated that the room temperature stability of the excitons in type-II GaSb/GaAs QDs could be achieved by growing thin a capping layer, which provides strong quantum confinement in the conduction band and enhances the electron-hole Coulomb interaction, stabilizing the excitons.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nanotechnology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2208
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 84531
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2017 16:36
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 03:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/84531

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