1st Edition

Physical Models for Semiconductor Quantum Dots

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ISBN 9789814877572
October 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Jenny Stanford Publishing
900 Pages

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Book Description

Since the early 1990s, quantum dots have become an integral part of research in solid state physics for their fundamental properties that mimic the behavior of atoms and molecules on a larger scale. They also have broad range of applications in engineering and medicines for their ability to tune their electronic properties to achieve specific functions.

This book is a compilation of articles that span 20 years of research on comprehensive physical models developed by their authors to understand the detailed properties of these quantum objects, and to tailor them for specific applications. Far from being exhaustive, this book focuses on topics of interest for solid state physicists, material scientists and engineers, such as quantum dots and nanocrystals for single electron charging with applications in memory devices, quantum dots for electron spin manipulation with applications in quantum information processing, and finally self-assembled quantum dots for applications in nano-photonics.

Table of Contents

I: Lithographic Quantum Dots: Planar Technology

1 Self-consistent Three-Dimensional Analysis of Single Electron Charging Effects in Quantum Dot Nanostructures

2 Disorder-Induced Resonant Tunneling in Planar Quantum Dot Nanostructures

3 Three-Dimensional Self-Consistent Simulation of Interface and Dopant Disorders in Delta-Doped Grid-Gate Quantum-Dot Devices

4 Shell-Filling Effects and Coulomb Degeneracy in Planar Quantum-Dot Structures

5 Shell Filling of Artificial Atoms Within the Density Functional Theory

6 Electronic Properties and Spin Polarization in Coupled Quantum Dots

7 Capacitive Energy of Quantum Dots with Hydrogenic Impurity

8 Electron–Electron Interactions between Orbital Pairs in Quantum Dots

9 Study of 2-D Limit of Exchange: Correlation Density Energy Functional Approximation

10 Single-Electron Charging and Detection in a Laterally-Coupled Quantum Dot Circuit in the Few-Electron Regime

11 Engineering Quantum Point Contact for Single Electron Detection in Spin-Qubit Quantum Dot Circuits

12 Electrostatic Cross-Talk Between Quantum Dot and Quantum Point Contact Charge Read-out in Few-Electron Quantum Dot Circuits

13 Dimensionality Effects in the Two-Electron System in Circular and Elliptic Quantum Dots

14 Single Particle State Mixing in Two-Electron Coupled Quantum Dots

15 Exchange Interaction and Stability Diagram of Coupled Quantum Dots in Magnetic Fields

16 Coulomb Localization and Exchange Modulation in Two-Electron Coupled Quantum Dots

17 Single Particle State Mixing and Coulomb Localization in Two-Electron Realistic Coupled Quantum


18 The von Neumann–Wigner Theorem in Quantum Dot Molecules

19 Non-monotonic Variation of the Exchange Energy in Double Elliptic Quantum Dots

II: Lithographic Quantum Dots: Vertical Technology

20 Modeling of the Electronic Properties of Vertical Quantum Dots by Finite Element Method

21 Addition Energy Spectrum of a Quantum Dot up to the Third Shell

22 Shell Charging and Spin Filling Sequences in Realistic Vertical Quatnum Dots

23 Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Electronic Structure of Cylindrical Vertical Quantum Dots

24 Hybrid LSDA/Diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo Method for Spin Sequences in Vertical Quantum Dots

25 Self-consistent Simulations of Four-Gated Vertical Quantum Dots

26 3D Self-consistent Simulation of Symmetric and Asymmetric Laterally Coupled Vertical Quantum Dots

27 Spin Configurations in Circular and Rectangular Quantum Dot in Magnetic Fields: Three-Dimensional Self-consistent Simulation

28 Spin Charging Sequences in Three Co-linear Laterally-Coupled Vertical Quantum Dots

29 Many Body Excitations in the Tunneling Current Spectra of a Few Electron Quantum Dots

30 Coupled Quantum Dots as Two-Level System: A Variational Monte Carlo Approach

31 Tunable Many-Body Effects in Triple Quantum Dots

III: Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

32 Self-Consistent Calculation of the Electronic Structure and Electron–Electron Interaction in Self-Assembled InAs–GaAs Quantum Dot Structures

33 Electronic Coupling in InAs–GaAs Self-Assembled Stacked Double Quantum Dot Systems

34 Electronic Properties and Mid-Infrared Transitions in Self-Assembled Quantum Dots

35 Electronic Structure of Self-Assembled Quantum Dots: Comparison Between Density Functional Theory and Diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo

36 Electronic Properties of InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots: Beyond the Effective Mass Approximation

37 Enhanced Intraband Stark Effect in Stacked InAsGaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots

38 Electron–Hole Alignment in InAs/GaAs Self-Assembled Quantum Dots: Effects of Chemical Composition and Dot Shape

39 Enhanced Intraband Transitions with Strong Electric Field Asymmetry in Stacked InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots

40 Anomalous Quantum Confined Stark Effect in Stacked InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots

41 Interband Transition Distributions in the Optical Spectra of InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots

42 Absence of Correlation Between Built-in Electric Dipole Moment and Quantum Stark Effect in Self-Assembled inAs/GaAs Quantum Dots

43 Spontaneous Localization in Quantum Dot Molecule

44 Effects of Thin GaAs Insertion Layer on InAs/(InGaAs)/InP(001) Quantum Dots Grown by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition

45 Enhanced Piezoelectric Effects in Three-Dimensionally Coupled Self-Assembled Quantum Dot Structures

46 Anisotropic Enhancement of Piezoelectricity in the Optical Properties of Laterally Coupled InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dots

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Jean-Pierre Leburton is a Gregory Stillman Professor of electrical and computer engineering and a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA. He is also a professor at the F. Seitz Material Research Laboratory, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Coordinator Science Laboratory, UIUC. He earned his license in physics and PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium. He has authored or coauthored around 350 research papers in journals of international repute and nearly 50 book chapters, books, and media articles. His research interests include semiconductor devices, nonlinear transport in semiconductors, electronic and optical properties of quantum well heterostructures and superlattices, physical properties of quantum wires and quantum dots, spin effects in quantum dots, simulation of nanostructures, quantum computation and quantum information processing, and DNA electronic recognition.