Spin polarization of the neutral exciton in a single InAs quantum dot at zero magnetic field
2009 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 80, no 19, 193413- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A high degree of spin polarization for the neutral exciton in individual quantum dots, at zero external magnetic field, is monitored. While a high polarization degree is commonly observed for the charged exciton, a negligible polarization has been predicted for the neutral exciton. The exceptionally high polarization (andgt;60%) observed here is explained in terms of a dynamical nuclear polarization field, stabilizing the electron spin. Such polarization of the quantum dot nuclei, in case of the neutral exciton, is possible due to unequal capture time of electrons and holes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 80, no 19, 193413- p.
electron spin polarisation, excitons, III-V semiconductors, indium compounds, semiconductor quantum dots
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52822DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.193413OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52822DiVA: diva2:285623
Evgenii Moskalenko, L A Larsson and Per-Olof Holtz, Spin polarization of the neutral exciton in a single InAs quantum dot at zero magnetic field, 2009, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, (80), 19, 193413.
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