Phase space filling and band gap renormalization in the luminescence of highly excited InGaAs/GaAs quantum wires
Technische Physik, Universität Würzburg - Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
2 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Frankfurt, Robert-Mayer Str. 8-10, 60054 Frankfurt, Germany
Accepted: 6 March 1996
The influence of many-body effects in one-dimensional (1D) electron-hole (e-h) plasmas on the multi-subband emission of InGaAs/GaAs modulated-barrier quantum well wires (qww's) is investigated. A detailed modelling of the measured photoluminescence (PL) for various excitation intensities permits a clear demonstration of several many-body effects in the spectra. In particular, we observe a transition of an exciton to a plasma emission, and the saturation of the plasma emission of different lateral subband transitions due to band filling. The analysis yields a significant band gap renormalization. The observed red-shifts particularly of the low-energy wings of the spectra are explained in terms of an incomplete compensation between the band edge shifts and the excitonic correlations in these 1D structures.
PACS: 71.45.Gm – Exchange, correlation, dielectric and magnetic functions, plasmons / 78.66.Fd – III-V semiconductors / 71.35.+z – Excitons and related phenomena (including electron-hole drops)
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