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Investigation of electron wave function hybridization in Ga0.25In0.75As/InP arrays

Martin, T. P.; Fairbanks, M. S.; Scannell, B. C.; Marlow, C. A.; Linke, Heiner LU and Taylor, R. P. (2009) In Applied Physics Letters 95(18).
Abstract
We present a measurement technique for quantifying coupling between semiconductor quantum dots in an array. This technique employs magnetoconductance fluctuations to probe the decrease in the average spacing of the quantum energy levels as the electron wave functions in the dots undergo hybridization. Focusing on Ga0.25In0.75As dots, we investigate hybridization as the coupling strength is varied and the number of dots in the array is increased. Our technique reveals a significant drop in the average energy level spacing for multiple dot arrays, which is strong evidence for wave function hybridization.
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magnetoresistance, indium compounds, III-V semiconductors, gallium arsenide, energy states, fluctuations, semiconductor quantum dots, wave, functions
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Applied Physics Letters
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95
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18
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American Institute of Physics
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0003-6951
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10.1063/1.3258495
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  author       = {Martin, T. P. and Fairbanks, M. S. and Scannell, B. C. and Marlow, C. A. and Linke, Heiner and Taylor, R. P.},
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  keyword      = {magnetoresistance,indium compounds,III-V semiconductors,gallium arsenide,energy states,fluctuations,semiconductor quantum dots,wave,functions},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {18},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Applied Physics Letters},
  title        = {Investigation of electron wave function hybridization in Ga0.25In0.75As/InP arrays},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3258495},
  volume       = {95},
  year         = {2009},
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