Effect of strain on hyperfine-induced hole-spin decoherence in quantum dots

Maier, Franziska and Loss, Daniel. (2012) Effect of strain on hyperfine-induced hole-spin decoherence in quantum dots. Physical Review B, Vol. 85, H. 19 , 195323.

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We theoretically consider the effect of strain on the spin dynamics of a single heavy hole (HH) confined to a self-assembled quantum dot and interacting with the surrounding nuclei via hyperfine interaction. Confinement and strain hybridize the HH states, which show an exponential decay for a narrowed nuclear spin bath. For different strain configurations within the dot, the dependence of the spin decoherence time T-2 on external parameters is shifted and the nonmonotonic dependence of the peak is altered. Application of external strain yields considerable shifts in the dependence of T-2 on external parameters. We find that external strain affects mostly the effective hyperfine coupling strength of the conduction band (CB), indicating that the CB admixture of the hybridized HH states plays a crucial role in the sensitivity of T-2 on strain.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik
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 Institute of Physics
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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