Non-Markovian effects on quantum superpositions in a nanostructure

L. Quiroga, F. J. Rodríguez, N. F. Johnson

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We consider a laser driven nanostructure such a single (SQD) or double quantum dot (DQD) of any shape, which is coupled to photon and phonon baths. These baths provide the basic sources of pure dephasing and relaxation of QD states. We present results which demonstrate that the second order correlation function (g(2)) of emitted photons shows enhanced antibunching features on a time scale, where non-Markov signatures are indeed important for a SQD. This latter feature is only observable when the initial QD state is of a superposition kind thus providing a remarkable sensitivity to state preparation. For a DQD we show that the dipole-dipole interaction is the responsible for superfluorescence at very short times when the driven laser is turned off.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-96
Number of pages2
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


  • Nanostructures
  • Non-Markov effects
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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