We report polarization-resolved, low-temperature, high-spectral-resolution studies of the photoluminescence from individual CdSe nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs). The spectra reveal a 'fine structure' splitting of the bright exciton state in a subset of the studied NQDs. The two fine structure states are spectrally separated by an energy of up to 3 meV depending on NQD size and are characterized by linearly (and orthogonally) polarized emission dipoles. The average splitting scales approximately with inverse NQD volume, consistent with an anisotropic electron-hole exchange interaction which can result from a breakdown of cylindrical symmetry in some of the NQDs.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 22 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics