This book reviews recent advances in the exciting and rapidly growing field of semiconductor quantum dots via contributions from some of the most prominent researchers in the scientific community. Special focus is given to optical, quantum optical, and spin properties of single quantum dots due to their potential applications in devices operating with single electron spins and/or single photons. This includes single and coupled quantum dots in external fields, cavity-quantum electrodynamics, and single and entangled photon pair generation. Single Semiconductor Quantum Dots also addresses growth techniques to allow for a positioned nucleation of dots as well as applications of quantum dots in quantum information technologies.
Table of ContentsQuantum Statistical Properties of the Light Emission from Quantum Dots in Microcavities.- Growth and control of optically active quantum dots.- Optical properties of epitaxially grown wide bandgap single quantum dots.- Coherent Electron Spin Dynamics in Quantum Dots.- Quantum Dot Nuclear Spin Polarization.- Quantum Dot Single-Photon Sources.- Entangled Photon Generation by Quantum Dots.- Cavity QED in Quantum Dot - Micropillar Cavity Systems.- Physics and Applications of Quantum Dots in Photonic Crystals.- Optical Spectroscopy of Spins in Coupled Quantum Dots.- Quantum information with quantum dot light sources.