Robust magnetic polarons in type-II (Zn,Mn)Te/ZnSe magnetic quantum dots

I. R. Sellers, R. Oszwałdowski, V. R. Whiteside, M. Eginligil, A. Petrou, I. Zutic, W. C. Chou, W. C. Fan, A. G. Petukhov, S. J. Kim, A. N. Cartwright, B. D. McCombe

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We present a magneto-optical study of magnetic polarons in type-II (Zn,Mn) Te quantum dots. The polarons are formed due to the exchange coupling between the spins of the holes and those of the Mn ions, both of which are localized in the dots. In our photoluminescence studies, the magnetic polarons are detected at temperatures up to ∼150 K, with a formation energy of ∼40 meV. The emission from these dots exhibits an unusually small Zeeman shift with applied magnetic field (∼2 meV at 8 T) and at the same time a very large circular polarization. We attribute this apparently contradictory behavior by a low and weakly temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility due to antiferromagnetic coupling of the Mn spins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number195320
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 18 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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