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Spins in Optically Active Quantum Dots: Concepts and Methods



Spins in Optically Active Quantum Dots: Concepts and Methods

Oliver Gywat, Hubert J. Krenner, Jesse Berezovsky

ISBN: 978-3-527-62899-5 November 2009 219 Pages


Filling a gap in the literature, this up-to-date introduction to the field provides an overview of current experimental techniques, basic theoretical concepts, and sample fabrication methods.
Following an introduction, this monograph deals with optically active quantum dots and their integration into electro-optical devices, before looking at the theory of quantum confined states and quantum dots interacting with the radiation field. Final chapters cover spin-spin interaction in quantum dots as well as spin and charge states, showing how to use single spins for break-through quantum computation. A conclusion and outlook round off the volume.
The result is a primer providing the essential basic knowledge necessary for young researchers entering the field, as well as semiconductor and theoretical physicists, PhD students in physics and material sciences, electrical engineers and materials scientists.
Optically active quantum dots: single and coupled structures
Theory of confined states in quantum dots
Integration of quantum dots in electro-optical devices
Quantum dots interacting with the electromagnetic field
Spin-spin interaction in quantum dots
Experimental methods for optical initialization, readout, and manipulation of spins
Controlling charge and spin excitations in coupled quantum dots