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Excitonic and biexcitonic properties of single GaN quantum dots modeled by 8-band k⋅p theory and configuration-interaction method

Tomic, S and Vukmirović, N 2009, 'Excitonic and biexcitonic properties of single GaN quantum dots modeled by 8-band k⋅p theory and configuration-interaction method' , Physical Review B (PRB), 79 (24) , p. 245330.

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    Abstract

    Received 2 March 2009; published 26 June 2009 Excitons and biexcitons in GaN/AlN quantum dots (QD) were investigated with special emphasis on the use of these QDs for single-photon source applications. The theoretical methodology for the calculation of single-particle states was based on 8-band strain-dependent envelope function Hamiltonian, with the effects of spin-orbit interaction, crystal-field splitting, and piezoelectric and spontaneous polarizations taken into account. Exciton and biexciton states were found using the configuration-interaction method. Optimal QD heights for their use in single-photon emitters were determined for various diameter to height ratios. The competition between strong confinement in GaN QDs and internal electric field, generally reported in wurtzite GaN, was also discussed, as well as its effect on appearance of bound biexcitons.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Energy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review B (PRB)
    Publisher: American Physical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1098-0121
    Depositing User: Prof Stanko Tomic
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 12:13
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:17
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18886

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