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Excitonic effects on the second-order nonlinear optical properties of semi-spherical quantum dots

Florez, Jefferson and Camacho, Angela (2011) Excitonic effects on the second-order nonlinear optical properties of semi-spherical quantum dots. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

We study the excitonic effects on the second-order nonlinear optical properties of semi-spherical quantum dots considering, on the same footing, the confinement potential of the electron-hole pair and the Coulomb interaction between them. The exciton is confined in a semi-spherical geometry by means of a three-dimensional semi-parabolic potential. We calculate the optical rectification and second harmonic generation coefficients for two different values of the confinement frequency based on the numerically computed energies and wavefunctions of the exciton. We present the results as a function of the incident photon energy for GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots ranging from few nanometers to tens of nanometers. We find that the second-order nonlinear coefficients exhibit not only a blue-shift of the order of meV but also a change of intensity compared with the results obtained ignoring the Coulomb interaction in the so-called strong-confinement limit.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:10912
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:18 Oct 2011 08:20
Last Modified:18 Oct 2011 08:20

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