Optical spectroscopy of electronic states in a single pair of vertically coupled self-assembled quantum dots

Citation
K. Hinzer et al., Optical spectroscopy of electronic states in a single pair of vertically coupled self-assembled quantum dots, PHYS ST S-B, 224(2), 2001, pp. 385-392
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0370-1972 → ACNP
Volume
224
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
385 - 392
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-1972(200103)224:2<385:OSOESI>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Artificial molecules are studied using coupled quantum-dot (QD) ensembles a nd single QD spectroscopy. We demonstrate a significant improvement in the uniformity of the macroscopic ensembles of vertically self-aligned slacked QDs The coupling strength between the zero-dimensional states is varied by changing the distance between two layers of stacked self-assembled InAs/GaA s QDs. For strongly coupled QDs grown with a 4 nm spacer layer, slate filli ng spectroscopy reveals a shift of the QD symmetric state to lower energies by similar to 23 meV. The wetting layer states are also strongly coupled b ecause of their shallower confinement. Spectra of single pairs of coupled Q Ds are compared to those of single QDs. Energy level splittings larger than 30 meV of the symmetric and antisymmetric states of the lowest confined sh ell are measured and compared with theory.