Phonon-induced exciton dephasing in quantum dot molecules

E. A. Muljarov, Toshihide Takagahara, R. Zimmermann

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Abstract

A new microscopic approach to the optical transitions in quantum dots and quantum dot molecules, which accounts for both diagonal and nondiagonal exciton-phonon interaction, is developed. The cumulant expansion of the linear polarization is generalized to a multilevel system and is applied to calculation of the full time dependence of the polarization and the absorption spectrum. In particular, the broadening of zero-phonon lines is evaluated directly and discussed in terms of real and virtual phonon-assisted transitions. The influence of Coulomb interaction, tunneling, and structural asymmetry on the exciton dephasing in quantum dot molecules is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177405
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume95
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes

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quantum dots
excitons
molecules
linear polarization
optical transition
time dependence
asymmetry
interactions
absorption spectra
expansion
polarization

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Phonon-induced exciton dephasing in quantum dot molecules. / Muljarov, E. A.; Takagahara, Toshihide; Zimmermann, R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 95, No. 17, 177405, 21.10.2005.

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