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Title: Nonradiative resonance energy transfer between semiconductor quantum dots

A microscopic analysis of the mechanisms of nonradiative energy transfer in a system of two semiconductor QDs caused by Coulomb interaction of donor and acceptor electrons is performed. The energy transfer rate is calculated for QDs based on III–V compounds using the Kane model. Conditions are analyzed under which energy transfer from a donor to an acceptor is possible. The mixing in of the p states of the valence band to the s states of the conduction band is found to give rise to additional contributions to the matrix element of energy transfer. It is shown that these additional contributions play a considerable role in the energy transfer process at distances between QDs close to contact distances or much greater. The influence of the exchange interaction on the energy transfer mechanism is analyzed, and it is shown that this interaction should be taken into account for a quantitative description of the energy transfer when QDs are separated by a distance close to the contact distance.
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472197
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; COULOMB FIELD; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ELECTRONS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EXCHANGE INTERACTIONS; MATRIX ELEMENTS; P STATES; QUANTUM DOTS; RESONANCE; S STATES; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; VALENCE