## Coulomb effects on quantum-well luminescence spectra and radiative recombination times

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1344-1353 (2007)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001344

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### Abstract

A microscopic theory based on Bloch electrons and holes in a two-band approximation is applied in order to compute absorption and luminescence spectra for GaAs-type quantum wells at room temperature. Special focus is set to investigate the effect of the Coulomb interaction on the linewidth of the luminescence spectra and on the radiative recombination rates.

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**OCIS Codes**

(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

**ToC Category:**

Optoelectronics

**History**

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2006

Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2007

Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2007

Published: May 17, 2007

**Citation**

Walter Hoyer, Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch, Jörg Hader, and Jerome V. Moloney, "Coulomb effects on quantum-well luminescence spectra and radiative recombination times," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **24**, 1344-1353 (2007)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-6-1344

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