Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp 265–270 | Cite as

Kinetics of resonance luminescence of a single quantum dot at room temperature

  • M. Yu. Leonov
  • V. K. Turkov
  • I. D. Rukhlenko
  • A. V. Fedorov
Condensed-Matter Spectroscopy

Abstract

We have developed a theory of transient resonance luminescence of a single quantum dot from the lowest energy states of electron-hole pairs. We consider a process in which laser pulses directly excite photonemitting states of electron-hole pairs of the quantum dot at room temperature. For definiteness, the model under the development takes into account two states of electron-hole pairs that contribute to luminescence. We have analyzed the dependence of the secondary emission process on the energy gap between these states, the value of which is determined by the quantum dot size. In terms of the Pauli master kinetic equation, an analytical expression for the time-dependent signal of the resonance luminescence has been obtained. We show that, as the spectral width of the exciting laser pulse tends to zero, this expression yields the signal of stationary luminescence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Leonov
    • 1
  • V. K. Turkov
    • 1
  • I. D. Rukhlenko
    • 2
  • A. V. Fedorov
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Advanced Computing and Simulation Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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