Spin phenomena of CdZnSe self-assembled quantum dots investigated by magneto-photoluminescence

Yungjun Kim, Sanghoon Lee, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna

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Magneto-photoluminescence (PL) experiments were carried out on a self-assembled CdZnSe/ZnSe quantum dot (QD) system. The intensities of the PL peak exhibited significant differences for the two circular polarizations when a magnetic field was applied. A simple two-level rate equation model, including the spin flip time r, and the exciton recombination time rr , was used to analyze the observed degree of the polarization in the polarization selective PL measurements. Specifically, the magnetic field dependence of the polarization was fitted by treating T,/TT as a fitting parameter in the model. The best fitting was obtained with the value of ra/rr ~ a, indicating that the spin relaxation time is much longer than the exciton recombination time. Such polarization selective PL measurements were further performed at several different temperatures, which showed a systematic decrease in the degree of polarization with increasing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul


  • Polarization
  • Self-assembled quantum dot
  • Spin relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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