Phonons and exciton recombination in CdSe/ZnSe self-assembled quantum dots

Rho, H.; Robinson, L. M.; Robinson, L.M.; Smith, L. M.; Smith, L.M.; Jackson, Howard E.; Lee, S.; Dobrowolska, M.; Dobrowoiska, M.; Furdyna, J. K.; Furdyna, J.K.
September 2000
Applied Physics Letters;9/18/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 12
Academic Journal
We report resonant photoluminescence from CdSe/ZnSe self-assembled quantum dots. When CdSe quantum dots are resonantly excited, excitonic sharp micro-photoluminescence peaks originating from individual quantum dots are strongly enhanced in the region corresponding to optical phonon energies below the excitation. The phonons active in this process are identified as the longitudinal optical (LO) phonons from the CdSe dots, as the interface phonons, and tentatively as the LO phonons from the two-dimensional-like precursor layers. These observations suggest that exciton recombination via phonons is a major relaxation process under resonant excitation. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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