Exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering in (Zn,Cd)Se/ZnSe quantum wells - the influence of quantum confinement

A. Tookey, G. Brown, B. Voegele, D. Bain, I. J. Blewett, A. K. Kar, I. Galbraith, K. A. Prior, B. C. Cavenett, B. S. Wherrett

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To study the influence of quantum confinement on exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering, seven (Zn,Cd)Se/ZnSe samples were grown by molecular beam epitaxy onto GaAs substrates. The specimens had 20 wells of nominal widths - 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and 60 angstroms. Exciton-resonant, femtosecond time-integrated four-wave mixing was carried out on each sample at five temperatures between 4 and 70 K and five excitation densities between 0.5 and 2.5×109 cm-2. The maximum of both the exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering parameter and the exciton binding energy occurred at a similar well width. This indicates that the exciton-acoustic-phonon scattering rate is directly correlated to the degree of quantum confinement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 European Quantum Electronics Conference
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 3 May 19988 May 1998


Conference1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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