Observation of low-lying excitations of electrons in coupled quantum dots

César Pascual García, Sokratis Kalliakos, Vittorio Pellegrini, Aron Pinczuk, Brian S. Dennis, Loren N. Pfeiffer, Ken W. West

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Tunneling excitations of electrons in dry-etched modulation-doped AlGaAs/GaAs coupled quantum dots (QDs) are probed by resonant inelastic light scattering. A sequence of intra- and intershell excitations are found at energies determined by the interplay between the QD confinement energy ℏω 0 and the tunneling gap Δ SAS, the splitting between the symmetric and antisymmetric delocalized single particle molecular states. The narrow linewidths displayed by electronic excitations in these nanostructures indicate promising venues for the spectroscopic investigation of entanglement of electron states in these artificial molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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