Resident electron spin dynamics of II-VI quantum dots

Gapon, V.; Puls, J.; Henneberger, F.
May 2009
Applied Physics Letters;5/25/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 21, p213111
Academic Journal
The spin dynamics of single electrons resident to charged CdSe/ZnSe quantum dots is studied. The spin-orbit mediated spin lifetime is uncovered. It follows a magnetic-field dependence of Ï„so=190 ms T4/B4. Below about B=2 T, the electron-nuclear hyperfine coupling takes over and the electron spin lifetime shortens. We analyze the temperature dependence of the spin transfer via hyperfine interaction and find that the efficiency for the formation of a nuclear dynamical polarization increases up to 100 K.


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