Efficiency of optical spin injection and spin loss from a diluted magnetic semiconductor ZnMnSe to CdSe nonmagnetic quantum dots
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 77, no 3, 035437- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Magneto-optical spectroscopy in combination with tunable laser spectroscopy is employed to study optical spin injection from a diluted magnetic semiconductor (DMS) ZnMnSe into nonmagnetic CdSe quantum dots (QDs). Observation of a DMS feature in the excitation spectra of the QD photoluminescence polarization provides clear evidence for optical spin-injection from the DMS to the QDs. By means of a rate equation analysis, the injected spin polarization is deduced to be about 32% at 5 T, decreasing from 100% before the injection. The observed spin loss is shown to occur during the spin injection process including crossing the heterointerfaces and energy relaxation within the QDs. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
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2008. Vol. 77, no 3, 035437- p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41901DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.035437Local ID: 59336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-41901DiVA: diva2:262756