The photoluminescence emission intensities of the exciton states in InAs/GaAs coupled quantum dots are studied with regard to the tunneling-induced dependence on splitting energy. Even at very low excitation, emission from bonding and antibonding states is observed, as long as the splitting ranges between a few and similar to 30 meV. As the splitting is dominated by the conduction band states, this demonstrates an acoustic-phonon relaxation bottleneck for electrons. For larger splittings, only bonding state emission is observed at low excitation, indicating fast carrier relaxation, which is most likely caused by a combination of electron-hole scattering and polaron formation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2005|