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Holtz, P. O. and Hsu, C. W. and Larsson, L. A. and Karlsson, K. F. and Dufaker, D. and Lundskog, A. and Forsberg, U. and Janzen, E. and Moskalenko, E. S. and Dimastrodonato, V. and Mereni, L. and Pelucchi, E.
Physica B-Condensed Matter
Optical characterization of individual quantum dots
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Optical characterization of single quantum dots (QDs) by means of micro-photoluminescence (mu PL) will be reviewed. Both QDs formed in the Stranski-Krastanov mode as well as dots in the apex of pyramidal structures will be presented. For InGaAs/GaAs dots, several excitonic features with different charge states will be demonstrated. By varying the magnitude of an external electric or magnetic field and/or the temperature, it has been demonstrated that the transportation of carriers is affected and accordingly the charge state of a single QD can be tuned. In addition, we have shown that the charge state of the QD can be controlled also by pure optical means, i.e. by altering the photo excitation conditions. Based on the experience of the developed InAs/GaAs QD system, similar methods have been applied on the InGaN/GaN QD system. The coupling of LO phonons to the QD emission is experimentally examined for both charged and neutral excitons in single InGaAs/GaAs QDs in the apex of pyramidal structures. It is shown that the positively charged exciton exhibits a significantly weaker LO phonon coupling in the mu PL spectra than the neutral and negatively charged species, a fact, which is in consistency with model simulations performed. Crown Copyright (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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