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Biexcitons in coupled quantum dots as a source of entangled photons

Gywat, O. and Burkard, G. and Loss, D.. (2002) Biexcitons in coupled quantum dots as a source of entangled photons. Physical Review B, Vol. 65, H. 20 , 205329, 5 S..

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Abstract

We study biexcitonic states in two tunnel-coupled semiconductor quantum dots and show that such systems provide the possibility to produce polarization-entangled photons or spin-entangled electrons that are spatially separated at production. We distinguish between the various spin configurations and calculate the low-energy biexciton spectrum using the Heitler-London approximation as a function of magnetic and electric fields. The oscillator strengths for the biexciton recombination involving the sequential emission of two photons are calculated. The entanglement of the photon polarizations resulting from the spin configuration in the biexciton states is quantified as a function of the photon emission angles.
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
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Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:0163-1829
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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