20 November 2012 Pauli equation for semiconductor quantum dot photoluminescence kinetics investigation
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We develop a theory of secondary emission from a single quantum dot, when the lowest-energy states of its electron–hole pairs are involved in the photoluminescence process. For the sake of definiteness, our model allows for two states contributing to the luminescence. We analyze the dependency of secondary emission intensity on the energy gap between the states, while considering that the gap is determined by the quantum dot’s size. An analytical expression for the time-dependent signal of thermalized luminescence is obtained using an analytical solution to the kinetic Pauli equation. This expression yields the signal of stationary luminescence as the spectral width of the excitation pulse tends to zero.
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Vadim K. Turkov, Mikhail Y. Leonov, Ivan D. Rukhlenko, Anatoly V. Fedorov, "Pauli equation for semiconductor quantum dot photoluminescence kinetics investigation", Proc. SPIE 8564, Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics, 85641Y (20 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000630; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000630
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