Precise measurements of the dipole moment and polarizability of the neutral exciton and positive trion in a single quantum dot
Physical Review B
American Physical Society
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Mar, J., Baumberg, J., Xu, X., Irvine, A., & Williams, D. (2017). Precise measurements of the dipole moment and polarizability of the neutral exciton and positive trion in a single quantum dot. Physical Review B, 95 (20. 201304(R))https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201304
We perform precise measurements of the permanent dipole moment and polarizability of both the neutral exciton (X0) and positive trion (X+) in a single InAs/GaAs self-assembled quantum dot (QD). This is achieved through one- and two-color high-resolution photocurrent (PC) spectroscopy of X0 and X+, respectively, using ultra-narrow-bandwidth continuous-wave lasers. This technique allows for sub-μeV resolution, which is limited only by the spectral linewidth of the lasers and is more than four orders of magnitude higher than that of previous techniques. We are therefore permitted to obtain precise values for the permanent dipole moment and polarizability of both X0 and X+, by fitting an appropriate theoretical model to the measured transition energies as a function of electric field. As a sequence of protocols for the optical initialization, manipulation, and readout of a QD hole spin qubit embedded in a photodiode device relies on the coherent control of both X0 and X+ as intermediary states, such precise measurements of their dipole moment and polarizability using high-resolution PC spectroscopy are crucial for implementing these quantum computing protocols with high fidelity.
J.D.M. would like to thank the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Cambridge Common- wealth Trust (CCT), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada for financial support.
European Research Council (320503)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.201304
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270160