5 years ago

Origin of luminescence quenching in structures containing CdSe/ZnSe quantum dots with a few Mn$^{2+}$ ions.

Kacper Oreszczuk, Michał Nawrocki, Piotr Kossacki, Wojciech Pacuski, Tomasz Smoleński, Mateusz Goryca

We present a detailed spectroscopic study of the photoluminescence quenching in an epitaxial structures containing CdSe/ZnSe quantum dots doped with low concentration of Mn$^{2+}$ ions. Our time-resolved and time-integrated experiments reveal the origin of the quenching observed in macro-photoluminescence studies of ensembles of such dots. We show that incorporation of even a few ions to an individual dot does not quench its luminescence effectively, although some fingerprints of expected spin-dependent quenching are visible. At the same time, the presence of Mn$^{2+}$ ions in the sample significantly affects the luminescence intensity of the wetting layer, resulting in a quenching of the global luminescence from studied structure. On the other hand, the luminescence decay dynamics is found to be independent of the presence of Mn$^{2+}$ ions, which suggests that the observed quenching occurs for the excited excitonic states.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1702.06687

DOI: arXiv:1702.06687v2

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