Comparative Magneto-Photoluminescence Study of Ensembles and of Individual InAs Quantum Dots
2009 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 9, no 1, 353-359 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on magneto-photoluminescence studies of InAs/GaAs quantum dots (QDs) of considerably different densities, from dense ensembles down to individual dots. It is found that a magnetic field applied in Faraday geometry decreases the photoluminescence (PL) intensity of OD ensembles, which is not accompanied by the corresponding increase of PL signal of the wetting layer on which ON are grown. The model suggested to explain these data assumes considerably different strengths of suppression of electron and hole fluxes by a magnetic field. This idea has been successfully checked in experiments on individual ON, where the PL spectra allow to directly monitor the charge state of a OD and, hence, to conclude about relative magnitudes of electron and hole fluxes toward the QD. Comparative studies of different individual QDs have revealed that the internal electric field in the sample (which was altered in the experiments in a controllable way) together with an external magnetic field will determine the charge state and emission intensity of the QDs.
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2009. Vol. 9, no 1, 353-359 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16615DOI: 10.1021/nl803148qOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16615DiVA: diva2:159521