Phonon-induced decay of the electron spin in quantum dots

Golovach, V. N. and Khaetskii, A. and Loss, D.. (2004) Phonon-induced decay of the electron spin in quantum dots. Physical review letters, Vol. 93, H. 1 , 016601, 4 S..

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We study spin relaxation and decoherence in a GaAs quantum dot due to spin-orbit (SO) interaction. We derive an effective Hamiltonian which couples the electron spin to phonons or any other fluctuation of the dot potential. We show that the spin decoherence time T-2 is as large as the spin relaxation time T-1, under realistic conditions. For the Dresselhaus and Rashba SO couplings, we find that, in leading order, the effective B field can have only fluctuations transverse to the applied B field. As a result, T-2=2T(1) for arbitrarily large Zeeman splittings, in contrast to the naively expected case T-2
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik Mesoscopics (Loss)
UniBasel Contributors:Loss, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
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