Unpinning of heavy hole spin in magnetic quantum dots
Embargo Lift Date: 2018-05-11
Dinu, I. V.
Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
1600800-1 - 1600800-4
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Using the k · p theory and configuration interaction method, we analyze the effect of heavy hole–light hole (HH–LH) mixing in CdTe quantum dots (QDs) with a single manganese (Mn) ion. We find that the hole-Mn exchange switches the coupling between two excitons whose Luttinger spinors have both HH and LH components. If the magnetic dopant is off-centered and the QD is subjected to a single π pulse the system periodically bounces between bright and dark mostly HH excitons with opposite HH spins. A pump-and-probe setup allows to estimate the efficiency of this HH spin unpinning from the biexciton response. The biexciton absorption spectrum is also discussed.