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Magnetoluminescence from trion and biexciton in type-II quantum dot

Rin Okuyama*, Mikio Eto and Hiroyuki Hyuga

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:351  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-351

Published: 20 April 2011


We theoretically investigate optical Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effects on trion and biexciton in the type-II semiconductor quantum dots, in which holes are localized near the center of the dot, and electrons are confined in a ring structure formed around the dot. Many-particle states are calculated numerically by the exact diagonalization method. Two electrons in trion and biexciton are strongly correlated to each other, forming a Wigner molecule. Since the relative motion of electrons are frozen, the Wigner molecule behaves as a composite particle whose mass and charges are twice those of an electron. As a result, the period of AB oscillation for trion and biexciton becomes h/2e as a function of magnetic flux penetrating the ring. We find that the magnetoluminescence spectra from trion and biexciton change discontinuously as the magnetic flux increases by h/2e.

PACS: 71.35.Ji, 73.21.-b, 73.21.La, 78.67.Hc