Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
RECOMBINATION; Physics, Applied
The authors report measurements of room temperature spin dynamics in InGaAs quantum dots using time-resolved differential transmission and Faraday rotation techniques. They observe an enhancement of the electron spin lifetime by an order of magnitude for direct optical pumping of the quantum dot ground state compared to optical pumping of the GaAs barriers. These findings indicate that the optical excitation conditions can have a critical influence on the spin kinetics, a result which may account for the wide variation of spin lifetimes reported to date. The enhancement in spin lifetime observed here is attributed to the reduction of phonon-mediated spin-flip scattering.
Applied Physics Letters
Robb, J. L.; Chen, Y.; Timmons, A.; Hall, K. C.; Shchekin, O. B.; and Deppe, D. G., "Time-resolved Faraday rotation measurements of spin relaxation in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots: Role of excess energy" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7582.