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Cascaded emission of linearly polarized single photons from positioned InP/GaInP quantum dots

Braun, T.; Unsleber, Sebastian; Baumann, Vasilij; Gschrey, Manuel; Rodt, Sven; Reitzenstein, Stephan; Schneider, Christian; Höfling, Sven; Kamp, Martin

We report on the optical characterization of site-controlled InP/GaInP quantum dots (QDs). Spatially resolved low temperature cathodoluminescence proves the long-range ordering of the buried emitters, revealing a yield of ∼90% of optically active, positioned QDs and a strong suppression of emitters on interstitial positions. The emission of single QDs shows a pronounced degree of linear polarization along the [0,−1,1] crystal axis with an average degree of polarization of 94%. Photon correlation measurements of the emission from a single QD indicate the single-photon character of the exciton and biexciton emission lines as well as the cascaded nature of the photon pair.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters (APL), 10.1063/1.4828354, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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