|Title||Polaron relaxation dynamics in InAs/GaAs self-assembled quantum dots|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||E.A. Zibik, L.R. Wilson, R.P. Green, J.PR Wells, P.J Phillips, D.A Carder, J.W. Cockburn, M.S Skolnick, M.J Steer, H.Y Liu, M. Hopkinson|
|Journal||Physica E-Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||CONFINED OPTICAL PHONONS, EXCITATION, intersublevel transitions, LIFETIME, polaron effect, quantum dots, SCATTERING, SPECTROSCOPY, time-resolved|
Polaron decay in n-type InAs quantum dots has been investigated using energy dependent, mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy. By studying samples with differing ground state to first excited state energy separations the relaxation time has been measured between similar to40 and 60 meV. The low-temperature decay time increases with increasing detuning between the pump energy and the optical phonon energy and is maximum (55 ps) at 56 meV. From the experimentally determined decay times we are able to extract a low-temperature optical phonon lifetime of 13 ps for InAs QDs. We find that the polaron decay time decreases by a factor of similar to2 at room temperature due to the reduction of the optical phonon lifetime. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://000220873300053|
|Alternate Title||Physica E|
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