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Biexciton Resonances Reveal Exciton Localization in Stacked Perovskite Quantum Wells

Biexciton Resonances Reveal Exciton Localization in Stacked Perovskite Quantum Wells
Shana O. Kelley, Madeline H. Elkins, Ryan Pensack, Edward H. Sargent, Li Na Quan, Gregory D. Scholes, Oleksandr Voznyy, Andrew H. Proppe
Quasi-two-dimensional lead halide perovskites, MAn–1PbnX3n+1, are quantum confined materials with an ever-developing range of optoelectronic device applications. Like other semiconductors, the correlated motion of electrons and holes dominates the material’s response to optical excitation influencing its electrical and optical properties such as charge formation and mobility. However, the effects of many-particle correlation have been relatively unexplored in perovskite because of the difficultly of probing these states directly. Here, we use double quantum coherence spectroscopy to explore the formation and localization of multiexciton states in these materials. Between the most confined domains, we demonstrate the presence of an interwell, two-exciton excited state. This demonstrates that the four-body Coulomb interaction electronically couples neighboring wells despite weak electron/hole hybridization in these materials. Additionally, in contrast with inorganic semiconductor quantum wells, we demonstrate a rapid decrease in the dephasing time as wells become thicker, indicating that exciton delocalization is not limited by structural inhomogeneity in low-dimensional perovskite.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01621

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01621

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