Long-range interface-photon-mediated interactions between self-assembled quantum dots

A. L. Ivanov, H. D. Summers, P. M. Smowton, P. Blood

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The conventional optics of self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) deals with the pump and signal light associated with bulk photon modes. However, a long-distance coupling of QDs also occurs by means of propagating interface photons guided by a host quantum well (QW). The interface light is localized in the z-direction (QW growth direction) and invisible at macroscopic distances from the QD plane. However, the interface photons contribute to the total optics of self-organized QDs in a "hidden" way. The main aims of our report are (i) to develop theoretically the interface, quasi-two-dimensional (quasi-2D) optics of self-assembled QDs and (ii) to describe possible experimental evidences of the interface-photon-mediated coupling between self-assembled InAs/GaAs QDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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