Inter-sublevel dephasing in quantum dots


Inter-sublevel dephasing in quantum dots

Teich, M.; Schneider, H.; Bhattacharyya, J.; Winnerl, S.; Wilson, L.; Helm, M.

Abstract

We use the Dresden Free-Electron-Laser (FELBE) to investigate intersublevel coherence times in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) by degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) spectroscopy. We know from pump-probe measurements1 on a series of quantum dot samples with varying intersublevel energy that intersublevel relaxation times of the s-p intersublevel transition can become very long (up to 1.5 ns). Due to the discrete nature of these sublevels, intersublevel coherence times should exhibit similar time constants at low temperatures where “pure dephasing” is suppressed.

Keywords: semiconductor quantum dot; inter-sublevel transition; terahertz free-electron laser; degenerate four-wave mixing; homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening

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