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Atomic ordering and bond relaxation in optical spectra of self-organized InP/GaInP2 Wigner molecule structures

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A. M. Mintairov, D. V. Lebedev, N. Bert, K. G. Belyaev, V. N. Nevedomskiy, M. V. Rakhlin, A. A. Toropov, A. S. Vlasov, A. Gocalinska, G. Juska, E. Pelucchi, M. A. Arredondo, A. B. Naden, A. V. Shelaev, V. A. Bykov

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We used transmission electron microscopy, Raman, and photoluminescence spectroscopy to identify the effect of CuPt-type GaP-InP atomic ordering (AO) on the structural and emission properties of self-organized (SO) InP/GaInP2 Wigner molecule (WM) quantum dot (QD) structures. We found that the correlation of AO and SO growth results in the formation of InP/GaInP2 QD/AO-domain (QD/AOD) core-shell composites. This observation shows that intrinsic WMs in this system emerge due to a strong piezoelectric field generated by AODs, which induces QD doping and a built-in magnetic field. We found that the bond relaxation of AODs leads to a decrease in the emission energy of WMs of 80 meV. The photoluminescence spectra of single WMs having an emission energy ∼1.53 eV are presented here, the lowest one reported for this system.
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Original languageEnglish
Article number202104
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume115
Issue number20
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

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