Single indium arsenide quantum dot emission spectra have been recorded using a four-core, crosstalk-free, multicore fiber placed at the collection arm of a confocal microscope. We developed two different measurement setups depending on the relative configuration of the excitation and collection spots. In the single-matched mode, the emission from the excited area is collected by a single core in the multicore fiber, whereas the three remaining cores capture the emission from neighboring, non-excited areas. This procedure allows for the recording of the quantum dot emission from carrier diffusion between sample positions separated by more than 6 μm. In the multiple-matched mode, the excitation spot overlaps the four-core emission area. This configuration permits the acquisition of the micro-photoluminescence spectra at different sample positions without scanning. These results show the possibilities offered by multicore fibers for the spectroscopic analysis of single semiconductor quantum dot optical emission.
- Multicore fibers
- Single Quantum Dot