Biexciton photoluminescence in cubic ZnS single crystals

Nguyen Quang Liem, Vu Xuan Quang, Do Xuan Thanh, Joo In Lee, Annamraju Kasi Viswanath, Dongho Kim

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The near-band-edge emission of cubic zinc sulfide single crystals has been studied in detail by steady-state photoluminescence (PL) and time-resolved photoluminescence. Based on the peak energy positions, excitation power density and temperature dependencies of the PL spectra, we interpret the emission as recombination of the free and bound excitons and of the biexcitons. We observed the biexciton emission at 3.791 eV in cubic ZnS single crystals with very low excitation power density. Its binding energy and radiative lifetime were determined to be about 9 meV and 52 ps at 12 K, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3974-3976
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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