Optical properties of self-assembled II-VI quantum dots

J. K. Furdyna, S. Lee

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We discuss optical properties of self-assembled CdSe-based quantum dots (QDs) studied by photoluminescence (PL), selective PL, PL excitation, and magneto-PL in our laboratory as well as by other groups. Our own QD specimens were fabricated by depositing approximately 3 monolayers of CdSe on ZnSe using MBE. Samples consisting of capped QDs showed intense excitonic transitions from the QD ensemble. The PL spectra were strongly inhomogeneously broadened, but survived to relatively high temperatures without further broadening of the PL line. Selective PL showed clear LO- phonon resonances which - together with the observed temperature stability of the PL band - clearly indicate that the broad band is a superposition of atomic-like spectra emitted by strongly localized excitons. In addition to CdSe QDs on ZnSe, we also studied magneto-PL of QD systems involving diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs), in an attempt to determine the degree of exciton localization in the dots. While these experiments are still inconclusive, the results - and particularly the observation of a dramatic magnetic-field-induced enhancement of PL intensity in DMS based systems - are extremely interesting in their own right, and will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-784
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jan 261998 Jan 26


  • II-VT semiconductors
  • Optical properties
  • Photoluminescence
  • Quantum dots
  • Self-assembling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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