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Photoionization cross section and binding energy of single dopant in hollow cylindrical core/shell quantum dot

Abstract : In this study, we have investigated the confined donor impurity in a hollow cylindrical-shell quantum dot. The charges are assumed to be completely confined to the interior of the shell with rigid walls. Within the framework of the effective-mass approximation and by using a simple variational approach, we have computed the donor binding energy as a function of the shell sizes in order to study the behavior of the electron-impurity attraction for a very small thickness. Our results show that the binding energy of a donor impurity placed at the center of cylindrical core/shell dots depends strongly on the shell size. The binding energy increases when the shell-wideness becomes smaller and shows the same behavior as in a simple cylindrical quantum dot. A special case has been studied, which corresponds to the ratio between the inner and outer radii near to one (a/b → 1) for which our model gives a non-significant behavior of the impurity binding energy. This fact implies the existence of a critical value (a/b) for which the binding energy of the donor impurity tends to the limit value of 4 effective Rydbergs as in a 2D quantum well. We also analyse the photoionization cross section considering only the in-plane incident radiation polarization. We determine its behavior as a function of photon energy, shell size, and donor position. The measurement of photoionization in such systems would be of great interest to understand the optical properties of carriers in quantum dots.
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E. Feddi, M. El-Yadri, F. Dujardin, R. L. Restrepo, C. A. Duque. Photoionization cross section and binding energy of single dopant in hollow cylindrical core/shell quantum dot. Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics, 2017, 121 (6), pp.064303. ⟨10.1063/1.4975648⟩. ⟨hal-02900903⟩

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