Electronic Structure of Wurtzite Quantum Dots with Cylindrical Symmetry

Lew Yan Voon, L.C., Galeriu, C., Lassen, B., Willatzen, M. and Melnik, R.V.N.

Applied Physics Letters, 87(4), Art. No. 041906, 2005 [also was selected and published in the Electronic Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Aug 1, 2005]


This paper presents a six-band k.p theory for wurtzite semiconductor nanostructures with cylindrical symmetry. Our work extends the formulation of Vahala and Sercel [Phys. Rev. Lett. 65 239 (1990)] to the Rashba-Sheka-Pikus Hamiltonian for wurtzite semiconductors, without the need for the axial approximation. Comparisons of our formulation for studying the electronic structure of wurzite quantum dots with the conventional formulation are given.