Quantum control of a trapped electron spin in a quantum dot using photon polarization

François Dubin*, Monique Combescot, Gavin K. Brennen, Romain Melet

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Abstract

We present an original scheme to rotate at will one electron spin trapped in a quantum dot by just acting on pump-laser polarization: The quantum control is based on the virtual excitation of electron light-hole pairs with π symmetry, as possibly done by using a single laser beam with a propagation axis slightly tilted with respect to a weak magnetic field. This allows us to fully control the effective axis of the electron spin rotation through the pump polarization. Our analysis shows that quantum dots with inverted valence states are ideal candidates for ultrafast, high-fidelity, all optical control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number217403
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume101
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2008

Bibliographical note

Francois Dubin, Monique Combescot, Gavin K. Brennen, and Romain Melet, Physical review letters, 101, 217403, 2008. Copyright 2008 by the American Physical Society. The original article can be found at http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.217403

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