Mid-infrared luminescence from coupled quantum dots and wells

P. A. Shields, L. J. Li, R. J. Nicholas*

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Coupled nanostructures have been developed in the InAs/InSb/GaSb materials system in order to extend the emission wavelength further into the infrared, beyond 2 μm. The samples studied consist of a single narrow InAs quantum well grown below a layer of InSb quantum dots in a GaSb matrix, in which the coupling has been altered by changing the thickness of a GaSb spacer layer. The overall transition energy of the combined dot-well system is generally reduced with respect to the dots and well only but the dependence on spacer thickness is more complex than that expected from a simple envelope function model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Modulation (MSS11) - Nara, Japan
Duration: Jul 14 2003Jul 18 2003


  • InSb
  • Mid-infrared
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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