Dependence of Resonance Energy Transfer on Exciton Dimensionality

Jan Junis Rindermann, Galia Pozina, Bo Monemar, Lars Hultman, Hiroshi Amano, Pavlos G. Lagoudakis

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We investigate the dependence of resonance energy transfer from Wannier-Mott excitons to an organic overlayer on exciton dimensionality. We exploit the excitonic potential disorder in a single quantum well to tune the balance between localized and free excitons by scaling the Boltzmann distribution of excitons through temperature. Theoretical calculations predict the experimentally observed temperature dependence of resonance energy transfer and allow us to quantify the contribution of localized and free excitons. We show that free excitons can undergo resonance energy transfer with an order of magnitude higher rate compared to localized excitons, emphasizing the potential of hybrid optoelectronic devices utilizing resonance energy transfer as a means to overcome charge transfer related limitations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number236805
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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