The carrier capture and relaxation of type II ZnTe/ZnSe quantum dots have been investigated with ultrafast time-resolved photoluminescence upconversion. The carrier capture times were 7 and 38 ps for the Volmer–Weber mode and Stranski–Krastanow mode, respectively. We found that the carrier relaxation of QDs exhibits faster decay under the Volmer–Weber growth mode than under the Stranski–Krastanow growth mode. We attribute the difference of carrier relaxation to the wetting layer formed in the Stranski–Krastanow growth mode.
Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures / Volume 26, Issues 1–4, P.422–426