We have studied optical properties of an inorganic-organic layered lead iodide semiconductor doped with bismuth ions (Bi 3+). A new absorption band was observed at 2.15 eV that is by 0.21 eV lower than two-dimensional 1s excitons (2.36 eV) and is assigned to excitons bound to the bismuth ions. In the photoluminescence spectra with high excitation density (-0.4 MW/cm 2), a novel emission band was observed at the energy of 2.51 eV that is by 0.15 eV higher than the exciton resonance, and is attributed to biexcitons bound to the bismuth ions. On the basis of the experimental results, the binding energies of the bismuth-bound exciton and biexciton were estimated approximately as 210 and 10 meV, respectively. It is found that the binding energy of the positive-ion (Bi 3+) bound biexciton is by far smaller than that of the corresponding bound exciton. The much lower stability of the positive-ion bound biexciton is discussed.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Nov|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics