Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 394–402 | Cite as

Acoustic phonons in a quantum dot-matrix system: Hole-burning spectroscopy

  • A. V. Fedorov
  • S. Yu. Kruchinin
Solid-State Spectroscopy


A theory of burning spectral holes in an inhomogeneously broadened light absorption profile of quantum dots embedded in a dielectric matrix has been developed. The emphasis was on the possibility of using hole-burning spectroscopy to study the interaction of the electron subsystem of quantum dots with acoustic phonons. An analytical expression describing the shape of differential hole-burning spectra near the fundamental absorption edge for the cases of strong and weak confinement is obtained. The conditions under which the hole-burning spectra are most similar to the absorption spectra of a single quantum dot are determined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Fedorov
    • 1
  • S. Yu. Kruchinin
    • 1
  1. 1.Vavilov State Optical Institute All-Russia Research CenterSt. PetersburgRussia

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