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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1344–1353

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

Walter Hoyer, Mackillo Kira, Stephan W. Koch, Jörg Hader, and Jerome V. Moloney  »View Author Affiliations


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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