Resonance energy transfer from a semiconductor quantum dot to an organic matrix

  • V. M. Agranovich
  • D. M. Basko
Condensed Matter

DOI: 10.1134/1.568013

Cite this article as:
Agranovich, V.M. & Basko, D.M. Jetp Lett. (1999) 69: 250. doi:10.1134/1.568013


A study is made of the Förster energy transfer from an excited semiconductor quantum dot to an organic material surrounding the dot. A quantum-mechanical microscopic description of a Wannier-Mott exciton in a quantum dot is employed together with a macroscopic description of the organic medium. The calculations show that for II–VI semiconductors such transfer can occur in a time of the order of tens of picoseconds, which is much shorter than the lifetime of an excitation in a quantum dot in the absence of transfer. Therefore, just as for quantum wells, the energy transfer mechanism considered can be a quite efficient means for pumping organic sources of radiation.

PACS numbers

73.20.Dx 61.46.+w 

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Agranovich
    • 1
  • D. M. Basko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of SpectroscopyRussian Academy of SciencesTroitsk, Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly

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