Quantum theory of light emission from a semiconductor quantum dot

T. Feldtmann, L. Schneebeli, M. Kira, S. W. Koch

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A fully quantum-mechanical theory for the spontaneous light emission from the interacting electron-hole system in a quantum dot is developed. Using a cluster-expansion approach, a closed set of equations of motion for singlets and two-particle correlations is derived. Photoluminescence spectra are calculated and the radiative decay dynamics is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155319
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 26 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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