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Effect of Thermal Annealing and Strain Engineering on the Fine Structure of Quantum Dot Excitons

Tartakovskii, A, Makhonin, M N, Sellers, I R, Cahill, J, Andreev, A D, Whittaker, D M, Wells, J P, Fox, A M, Mowbray, D J, Skolnick, M S , Groom, K M, Steer, M J, Liu, H Y and Hopkinson, M (2004) Effect of Thermal Annealing and Strain Engineering on the Fine Structure of Quantum Dot Excitons Physical Review B, 70 (19).


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The fine structure splitting of bright exciton states is measured for a range of thermally annealed InGaAs quantum dot (QD) samples with differing degrees of In/Ga intermixing and also for a dot-in-a-well (DWELL) structure. Magnitudes of the fine structure splitting are determined in polarization-resolved differential transmission experiments from measurements of the period of quantum beats observed in QD exciton dynamics. The splitting is found to decrease in structures with weaker strain: both for In/Ga intermixed QD's and also in dots surrounded by strain-reducing layers (DWELL's). Our findings pave the way to the achievement of entangled two photon sources based on emission from individual QD's, currently prevented since the fine structure splitting is larger than the radiative linewidth.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Tartakovskii, A
Makhonin, M N
Sellers, I R
Cahill, J
Andreev, A
Whittaker, D M
Wells, J P
Fox, A M
Mowbray, D J
Skolnick, M S
Groom, K M
Steer, M J
Liu, H Y
Hopkinson, M
Date : 1 January 2004
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.70.193303
Additional Information : Published in <i>Physcial Review B,</i> Vol. 70, Iss. 19. Copyright 2004 American Physical Society. Click <a href=>here</a> to access the journal's website.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:08
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:19

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