Excitonic enhancement of nonradiative energy transfer to bulk silicon with the hybridization of cascaded quantum dots
Hernandez Martinez, P. L.
Demir, H. V.
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
Yeltik, A., Guzelturk, B., Hernandez-Martinez, P. L., Akhavan, S., & Demir, H. V. (2013). Excitonic enhancement of nonradiative energy transfer to bulk silicon with the hybridization of cascaded quantum dots. Applied Physics Letters, 103(26), 261103.
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We report enhanced sensitization of silicon through nonradiative energy transfer (NRET) of the excitons in an energy-gradient structure composed of a cascaded bilayer of green-and red-emitting CdTe quantum dots (QDs) on bulk silicon. Here NRET dynamics were systematically investigated comparatively for the cascaded energy-gradient and mono-dispersed QD structures at room temperature. We show experimentally that NRET from the QD layer into silicon is enhanced by 40% in the case of an energy-gradient cascaded structure as compared to the mono-dispersed structures, which is in agreement with the theoretical analysis based on the excited state population-depopulation dynamics of the QDs. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.