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Exciton relaxation and dephasing in quantum-dot amplifiers from room to cryogenic temperature

Borri, Paola, Langbein, Wolfgang Werner, Schneider, S., Woggon, U., Sellin, R. L., Ouyang, D. and Bimberg, D. 2002. Exciton relaxation and dephasing in quantum-dot amplifiers from room to cryogenic temperature. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 8 (5) , pp. 984-991. 10.1109/JSTQE.2002.804250

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We present an extensive experimental study of the exciton relaxation and dephasing in InGaAs quantum dots (QDs) in the temperature range from 10 K to 295 K. The QDs are embedded in the active region of an electrically pumped semiconductor optical amplifier. Ultrafast four-wave mixing and differential transmission spectroscopy on the dot ground-state transition are performed with a sensitive heterodyne detection technique. The importance of the population relaxation dynamics to the dephasing is determined as a function of injection current and temperature. Above 150 K dephasing processes much faster than the population relaxation are present, due to both carrier-phonon scattering and Coulomb interaction with the injected carriers. Only at low temperatures (<30 K) does population relaxation of multiexcitons in the gain regime fully determine the dephasing.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 1077-260X
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 20:40

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