Hole intraband relaxation in strongly confined quantum dots: Revisiting the “phonon bottleneck” problem

S. Xu, A. A. Mikhailovsky, J. A. Hollingsworth, Victor I Klimov

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Abstract

We study hole intraband relaxation in strongly confined CdSe quantum dots. We observe a dramatic reduction in the hole energy-loss rate in the final stage of hole relaxation at the bottom of the valence band. This reduction occurs because of a significantly increased inter-level spacing near the band edge, and, in particular, because of a large energy gap separating the lowest (“emitting”) hole states from a dense quasi-continuum of higher lying states. A slowed population buildup of the lowest hole state indicates that the “phonon bottleneck,” which is bypassed in the conduction band due to Auger-type electron-hole interactions, still plays a significant role in hole relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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