Direct observation of dynamic surface acoustic wave controlled carrier injection into single quantum posts using phase-resolved optical spectroscopy

S. Völk, F. Knall, F. J. R. Schülein, T. A. Truong, H. Kim, P. M. Petroff, A. Wixforth, H. J. Krenner

erschienen 13.01.2011 Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 023109 (2011)

 A versatile stroboscopic technique based on active phase-locking of a surface acoustic wave to picosecond laser pulses is used to monitor dynamic acoustoelectric effects. Time-integrated multichannel detection is applied to probe the modulation of the emission of a quantum well for different frequencies of the surface acoustic wave. For quantum posts we resolve dynamically controlled generation of neutral and charged excitons and preferential injection of holes into localized states within the nanostructure.