Multi-excitons in self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots: A pseudopotential, many-body approach
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Golden, CO 80401, USA
Accepted: 31 October 2000
We use a many-body, atomistic empirical pseudopotential approach to predict the multi-exciton emission spectrum of a lens-shaped InAs/GaAs self-assembled quantum dot. We discuss the effects of i) the direct Coulomb energies, including the differences of electron and hole wave functions, ii) the exchange Coulomb energies and iii) correlation energies given by a configuration interaction calculation. Emission from the ground state of the N exciton system to the exciton system involving and recombinations are discussed. A comparison with a simpler single-band, effective mass approach is presented.
PACS: 73.20.Dx – Electron states in low-dimensional structures (superlattices, quantum well structures and multilayers) / 78.66.-w – Optical properties of specific thin films, surfaces, and low-dimensional structures
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