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Title: Role of interface potential barrier, Auger recombination and temporal coherence in In0.5Ga0.5As/GaAs quantum dot-based p-i-n light emitting diodes
Huwayz, Al Maryam
Gobato, Y. Galvao
Henini, Mohamed
Dept. of Physics
Keywords: TOC-JAN-2018
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52(9).
Abstract: In this work, we investigate the mechanisms that control the electroluminescence from p-i-n heterostructures containing self-assembled In0.5Ga0.5As quantum dots embedded inside a GaAs/Al0.3Ga0.7As quantum well as a function of temperature and applied bias. Our results reveal that the carrier dynamics at the interface between the quantum dot and the quantum well play a crucial role in the electroluminescence emission. At low temperatures, two distinct emission bands are observed. Initially at low bias current, we observe broad emissions from the quantum wells and wetting layers. Another dominant and sharp emission at lower energy arises from the quantum dots, but only at higher bias currents. We discuss how a potential barrier between the quantum dots and quantum well can control the density of injected carriers undergoing optical recombination. We have also investigated the role of carrier capture and escape, quantum-confined stark effect and band-filling effects in the electroluminescence emission. In addition, we demonstrate how measurements of temporal coherence of individual spectral peaks, can detect the presence of Auger recombination in quantum dots under high injection currents. Interestingly, a significant increase in the temporal coherence of quantum dot emissions is observed, which could be due to a decrease in Auger recombination with increasing temperature.
ISSN: 0022-3727
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