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Probing Quantum Nanostructures with Near-Field Optical Microscopy and [Vice Versa]

Published

Author(s)

Garnett W. Bryant

Abstract

A theory is presented to show how near-field optical microscopy can be used to probe quantum nanostructures. Calculations are done for a quantum dot. Results for different tip/dot configurations and sizes show that near-field excitation can enhance light-hole transitions, excite selection rule breaking transitions with rates comparable to allowed transitions, and map electron-hole pair wave functions. Conversely, dot response can be used to characterize tip near-fields.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
72
Issue
No. 7

Keywords

nanostructure, optical spectroscopy, quantum dot

Citation

Bryant, G. (1998), Probing Quantum Nanostructures with Near-Field Optical Microscopy and [Vice Versa], Applied Physics Letters (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created February 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017