Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp 1175–1183 | Cite as

Exciton and intracenter radiative recombination in ZnMnTe and CdMnTe quantum wells with optically active manganese ions

  • V. F. Agekyan
  • I. Akai
  • N. N. Vasil’ev
  • T. Karasawa
  • G. Karczewski
  • A. Yu. Serov
  • N. G. Filosofov
Low-Dimensional Systems and Surface Physics


The emission spectra of Zn1−x Mn x Te/Zn0.6Mg0.4Te and Cd1−x Mn x Te/Cd0.5Mg0.5Te quantum-well structures with different manganese concentrations and quantum-well widths are studied at excitation power densities ranging from 105 to 107 W cm−2. Under strong optical pumping, intracenter luminescence of Mn2+ ions degrades as a result of the interaction of excited managanese ions with high-density excitons. This process is accompanied by a strong broadening of the emission band of quantum-well excitons due to the exciton-exciton interaction and saturation of the exciton ground state. Under pumping at a power density of 105 W cm−2, stimulated emission of quantum-well excitons arises in CdTe/Cd0.5Mg0.5Te. The luminescence kinetics of the quantum-well and barrier excitons is investigated with a high temporal resolution. The effect of the quantum-well width and the managanese concentration on the kinetics and band shape of the Mn2+ intracenter luminescence characterized by the contribution of the manganese interface ions is determined.

PACS numbers

78.55.Et 78.67.De 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Agekyan
    • 1
  • I. Akai
    • 2
  • N. N. Vasil’ev
    • 1
  • T. Karasawa
    • 2
  • G. Karczewski
    • 3
  • A. Yu. Serov
    • 1
  • N. G. Filosofov
    • 1
  1. 1.Fock Institute of PhysicsSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. Petersburg, PeterhofRussia
  2. 2.Osaka City UniversitySugimoto-cho, OsakaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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