Coherent Control of the Electronic and Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dot Ensembles
The project is focused on the quantitative theoretical description of coherent control and dynamic spin polarization in ensembles of quantum dots induced by ultrafast pumping by optical laser pulses. We describe the radiative decay of the intermediate trion states simultaneously considering the hyperfine coupling to baths of various nuclear spins due to the presence of different isotopes, the dipole-dipole interaction among the nuclear spins, and the nuclear quadrupolar interaction induced by strain fields. Quantum mechanical and semi-classical techniques combined with stochastic approaches will be employed to assess the effect of trains of pulses and to suggest protocols for spin manipulation. Novel foci are interactions between the spins of different quantum dots and spin inertia as measured by the laser pulses with modulated circular polarization. We will study both conventional quantum dots from III-V semiconductors as well as novel types of nanosystems such as organic/inorganic perovskites.