Giant Stark effect in the emission of single semiconductor quantum dots

Anthony J. Bennett, Raj B. Patel, Joanna Skiba-Szymanska, Christine A. Nicoll, Ian Farrer, David A. Ritchie, Andrew J. Shields
2010 Applied Physics Letters  
We study the quantum-confined Stark effect in single InAs/GaAs quantum dots embedded within a AlGaAs/GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well. By significantly increasing the barrier height we can observe emission from a dot at electric fields of -500 kV/cm, leading to Stark shifts of up to 25 meV. Our results suggest this technique may enable future applications that require self-assembled dots with transitions at the same energy.
doi:10.1063/1.3460912 fatcat:jampixj3pjfs5ktf2e4cp5mwua