The inter-sublevel optical properties of a spherical quantum dot-quantum well with and without a donor impurity

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Tas H., ŞAHİN M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.112, no.5, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4751483
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we have investigated the inter-sublevel optical properties of a core/shell/well/shell spherical quantum dot (QD) with the form of quantum dot-quantum well heterostructure. In order to determine the energy eigenvalues and corresponding wave functions, the Schrodinger equation has been solved full numerically by using shooting method in the effective mass approximation for a finite confining potential. The inter-sublevel optical absorption and the oscillator strength between ground (1 s) and excited (1 p) states have been examined based on the computed energies and wave functions. Also, the effect of a hydrogenic donor impurity, located at the center of the multi-shell spherical quantum dot (MSQD), has been researched for different core radii (R-1), shell thicknesses (T-s), and well widths (T-w) in certain potential. It is observed that the oscillator strengths and the absorption coefficients are strongly depend on the core radii and layer thicknesses of the MSQD. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. []