Effect Of Barrier Height On Linear And Nonlinear Photoabsorption and Refractive Index Change In Si Quantum Dots

Anchala*, S. P. Purohit, and K. C. Mathur

Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector 62, Noida, U.P. 201307, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2012, 'ICNANO 2011', 3 (6), pp 498-503

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.icnano.230

Publication Date (Web): Sep 23, 2012

E-mail: anchalajiit@gmail.com


The effect of barrier height on the photoabsorption process and refractive index changes are studied for the intraband transitions in spherical single electron Si quantum dots embedded in dielectric matrix. We use the effective mass approximation and consider (i) the finite, and (ii) infinite barrier height at the interface of the dot and matrix material. The results obtained for the dipole allowed S-P transition show that the increase in barrier height leads to blue shift in peak positions of absorption coefficient and refractive index change. We also investigate the effect of intensity and dot radius on the above parameters.


Quantum dot, barrier height, nonlinear, photoabsorption.

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