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Strain-compensated quantum dots emitting at 1.5 micron: resonant nonlinear optical properties and exciton dynamics
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Paper Abstract

The population and coherent dynamics of excitons in InAs quantum dots were investigated using transient pump-probe and four-wave mixing spectroscopies in the telecommunications wavelength range. The sample was fabricated on an InP(311)B substrate using strain compensation to control the emission wavelength. This technique also enabled us to stack over a hundred QD layers, which resulted in a significant enhancement of nonlinear signals. By controlling the polarization directions of incident pulses, we precisely estimated the radiative and non-radiative lifetimes, the transition dipole moment, and the dephasing time while taking into account their anisotropic properties. The measured radiative lifetime and dephasing time shows large anisotropies with respect to the crystal axes, which results from the anisotropic nature of the transition dipole moment. The anisotropy is larger than that for InAs quantum dots on a GaAs(100) substrate, which seems to reflect a lack of symmetry on an (311)B substrate. A quantitative comparison of these anisotropies demonstrates that nonradiative population relaxation and pure dephasing are quite small in our QDs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6779, Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems IV, 677903 (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732348
Show Author Affiliations
Junko Ishi-Hayase, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kouichi Akahane, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Naokatsu Yamamoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Mamiko Kujiraoka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Sophia Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhiro Ema, Sophia Univ. (Japan)
Masahide Sasaki, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6779:
Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems IV
Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut Kumar Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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