Strongly temperature-dependent recombination kinetics of a negatively charged exciton in asymmetric quantum dots at 1.55 µm
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We report on strongly temperature-dependent kinetics of negatively charged carrier complexes in asymmetric InAs/AlGaInAs/InP quantum dots (dashes) emitting at telecom wavelengths. The structures are highly elongated and of large volume, which results in atypical carrier confinement characteristics with s-p shell energy splittings far below the optical phonon energy, which strongly affects the phonon-assisted relaxation. Probing the emission kinetics with time-resolved microphotoluminescence from a single dot, we observe a strongly non-monotonic temperature dependence of the charged exciton lifetime. Using a kinetic rate-equation model, we find that a relaxation side-path through the excited charged exciton triplet states may lead to such behavior. This, however, involves efficient singlet-triplet relaxation via the electron spin-flip. Thus, we interpret the results as an indirect observation of strongly enhanced electron spin relaxation without a magnetic field, possibly resulting from atypical confinement characteristics.
Dusanowski , Ł , Gawełczyk , M , Misiewicz , J , Höfling , S , Reithmaier , J P & Sęk , G 2018 , ' Strongly temperature-dependent recombination kinetics of a negatively charged exciton in asymmetric quantum dots at 1.55 µm ' , Applied Physics Letters , vol. 113 , no. 4 , 043103 . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5030895
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DescriptionThe work was supported by Grant Nos. 2014/14/M/ST3/00821 and 2011/02/A/ST3/00152 from the Polish National Science Centre. Ł.D. acknowledges the financial support from the Foundation for Polish Science within the START fellowship. S.H. acknowledges support from the State of Bavaria in Germany.
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