Ultrafast dynamics of type-II GaSb/GaAs quantum dots

K. Komolibus, T. Piwonski, K. Gradkowski, C. J. Reyner, B. Liang, G. Huyet, D. L. Huffaker, J. Houlihan

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In this paper, room temperature two-colour pump-probe spectroscopy is employed to study ultrafast carrier dynamics in type-II GaSb/GaAs quantum dots. Our results demonstrate a strong dependency of carrier capture/escape processes on applied reverse bias voltage, probing wavelength and number of injected carriers. The extracted timescales as a function of both forward and reverse bias may provide important information for the design of efficient solar cells and quantum dot memories based on this material. The first few picoseconds of the dynamics reveal a complex behaviour with an interesting feature, which does not appear in devices based on type-I materials, and hence is linked to the unique carrier capture/escape processes possible in type-II structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2015


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