Disentangling the role of linear transition dipole in band-edge emission from single CdSe/ZnS quantum dots: Combined linear anisotropy and defocused emission pattern imaging

Austin Cyphersmith, Kevin Early, Artem Maksov, Jeremy Graham, Yikuan Wang, Michael Barnes

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Combined linear anisotropy and defocused wide-field fluorescence imaging of individual CdSe/ZnS quantum dots reveal an unambiguous contribution of a linear transition dipole polarized along the hexagonal (c-) symmetry axis of the nanocrystal which grows with increasing tilt angle of the c-axis with respect to the surface normal. These results offer some insights into quantum dot luminescence polarization dynamics, and provide a basis for unambiguously assigning the two Euler angles describing the c-axis orientation from defocused emission patterns for multidipole systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121915
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 20 2010


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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