Optical properties and aging of PbS quantum dots embedded in a porous matrix

Aleksandr P Litvin, Peter S Parfenov, Elena V Ushakova, Anatoly V Fedorov, Mikhail V Artemyev, Anatoly V Prudnikau, Ivan D. Rukhlenko, Alexander V Baranov

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PbS quantum dots (QDs) with diameter of 2.9-7.4 nm were embedded into a porous matrix. The samples prepared by developed low-cost effortless method demonstrate linear dependencies of optical density and luminescence intensity on the QDs concentration and perfect homogeneity. Optical properties of quantum dots in the matrix were studied using absorption and steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. Luminescence lifetimes were found to be size-dependent and increase with decreasing of QDs size. The aging behavior of PbS QDs in a porous matrix was explored for a variety of QDs sizes. The energy transfer process in quasi-monodispersed PbS QDs ensemble was discovered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonic Materials X
EditorsStefano Cabrini, Gilles Lérondel, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Taleb Mokari
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780819496577
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventNanophotonic Materials X 2013 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 28 Aug 201329 Aug 2013
https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/8807.toc (Proceedings of SPIE)

Publication series

NameSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings
PublisherS P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceNanophotonic Materials X 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
OtherProceedings Volume 8807,
Nanophotonic Materials X; 880701 (2013);
doi: 10.1117/12.2034132
Event: SPIE NanoScience + Engineering, 2013, San Diego, California, United States
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  • Luminescence
  • Luminescence lifetimes
  • Near-infrared region
  • PbS
  • Porous matrix
  • Quantum dots

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