CdSe quantum dots in a Zn1-xMnxSe matrix: new effects due to the presence of Mn

C. S. Kim, M. Kim, S. Lee, J. Kossut, J. K. Furdyna, M. Dobrowolska

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We report detailed photoluminescence (PL) and magneto-PL data on a new II-VI quantum dot (QD) system involving diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs). CdSe dots embedded in ZnMnSe exhibit relatively weak PL emission compared to analogous non-DMS systems, such as CdSe/ZnSe. However, we observe a dramatic increase in the PL intensity emitted by excitons confined in such QDs when a magnetic field is applied. We explain this effect in terms of an efficient transfer of excitation between the excitons and the Mn ions. In addition to this, we report on the role that Mn plays in CdSe dot nucleation, providing a new handle for optimization of the growth of the CdSe QDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-399
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 2
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 9th International Conference on II-VI Compounds - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Nov 11999 Nov 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by NSF Grant DMR 970564.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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