Impact of heavy hole-light hole coupling on optical selection rules in GaAs quantum dots

Belhadj, T.; Amand, T.; Kunold, A.; Simon, C.-M.; Kuroda, T.; Abbarchi, M.; Mano, T.; Sakoda, K.; Kunz, S.; Marie, X.; Urbaszek, B.
August 2010
Applied Physics Letters;8/2/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 5, p051111
Academic Journal
We report strong heavy hole-light hole mixing in GaAs quantum dots grown by droplet epitaxy. Using the neutral and charged exciton emission as a monitor we observe the direct consequence of quantum dot symmetry reduction in this strain free system. By fitting the polar diagram of the emission with simple analytical expressions obtained from k·p theory we are able to extract the mixing that arises from the heavy-light hole coupling due to the geometrical asymmetry of the quantum dot.


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