Effect of Silicon Delta-Doping Density on Optical Properties of Type-II InAs/GaAsSb Quantum Dots

Darius Kuciauskas, Patricia Dippo, Yeongho Kim, Keun-Yong Ban, Christiana Honsberg

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We have investigated the optical properties of type-II InAs/GaAs0.83Sb0.17 quantum dots (QDs) with different silicon delta-doping densities of 5 × 1010, 5 × 1011, and 2 × 1012 cm-2 using photoluminescence (PL). The PL spectra of the QD ground state (GS) emission peaks for the samples are blueshifted at a slower rate with increasing the doping density due to the enhanced radiative recombination rate of the carriers. The PL intensity ratio of the GS emission to the first excited state emission increases with the doping density, which is indicative of the faster radiative recombination at the GS subbands with the doping density. The redshift rate of the GS emissions becomes faster at a high temperature (>130 K) as the doping density increases up to 5 × 1011 cm-2 resulting from the quantum confined Stark effect by the electric field of the ionized dopants, and decreases at an increased doping density of 2 × 1012 cm-2 due to the enhanced QD size uniformity. Time-resolved PL exhibits that the QD sample doped at 5 × 1010 cm-2 has a longer total radiative lifetime than the undoped sample, and a further increase in the doping density to 2 × 1012 cm-2 decreases the lifetime due to the enhancement of the radiative recombination through fast carrier relaxation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
StatePublished - 2014

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5J00-63312


  • A1. Low dimensional structures
  • A3. Molecular beam epitaxy
  • B1. Antimonides
  • B2. Semiconducting III-V materials


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