Leveraging Crystal Anisotropy for Deterministic Growth of InAs Quantum Dots with Narrow Optical Linewidths
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Crystal growth anisotropy in molecular beam epitaxy usually prevents deterministic nucleation of individual quantum dots when a thick GaAs buffer is grown over a nanopatterned substrate. Here, we demonstrate how this anisotropy can actually be used to mold nucleation sites for single dots on a much thicker buffer than has been achieved by conventional techniques. This approach greatly suppresses the problem of defect-induced line broadening for single quantum dots in a charge-tunable device, giving state-of-the-art optical linewidths for a system widely studied as a spin qubit for quantum information.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Quantum Theory and Relativity