Indium gallium nitride (InGaN) semiconductor quantum dots are an attractive candidate for scalable room temperature quantum photonics applications owing to their large exciton binding energy and large oscillation strength. Previously, we reported single photon emission from site-controlled InGaN quantum dot structures. However, large homogeneous linewidth and significant non-radiative recombination were thought to be linked to the nearby surface charge centers. These charge centers can lead to spectral diffusion and excessive non-radiative recombinations at high temperature. In this work, ammonium sulfide passivation was investigated. Nitrogen vacancies were successfully passivated by ammonium sulfide ((NH<sub>4</sub>)<sub>2</sub>S<sub>x</sub>) treatment, and the emission linewidth of a single quantum dot was reduced by 5 meV. Furthermore, the linewidth broadening with an increasing temperature was suppressed in the temperature range from 9 K to 95 K in this study. Satellite emission peak believed to be associated with the nitrogen vacancy was observed for un-passivated quantum dots. The satellite peak was 55 ~ 80 meV away from the main InGaN emission peak and was eliminated after sulfide passivation.
The characteristics of exciton-polaritons in ZnO-based microcavities (MCs) are demonstrated with a large vacuum Rabi
splitting due to large exciton binding energy and oscillator strength. The lower polariton branches (LPBs) can be clearly
observed. For low temperature and large negative detuning conditions, a clear polariton relaxation bottleneck in bulk
ZnO-based MCs has been observed in angle-resolved photoluminescence measurements from 100 to 353 K at different
cavity-exciton detunings. The bottleneck is strongly suppressed with increasing the temperature and pumping power and
reducing detuning. This observed results supposed to be due to more efficient phonon-assisted relaxation and a longer
radiative lifetime of the polaritons. In addition, the linewidth broadening, blue-shift of the emission peak, and
polarization of polariton lasing from below threshold to up threshold are also discussed.
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2D Photonic Materials and Devices II
6 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States