L. Besombes

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We analyze the spin dynamics of an individual magnetic atom (Mn) inserted in a II-VI semiconductor quantum dot under resonant optical excitation. In addition to standard optical pumping expected for a resonant excitation, we show that for particular conditions of laser detuning and excitation intensity, the Mn spin population can be trapped in the state(More)
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, well-known for revolutionising photonic science, has been realised primarily in fermionic systems including widely applied diode lasers. The prerequisite for fermionic lasing is the inversion of electronic population, which governs the lasing threshold. More recently, bosonic lasers have also been(More)
1 General introduction 3 1 Mn doped and singly charged II-VI semiconductor quantum dots 8 1.1 Spin structure of CdTe/ZnTe quantum dots 8 1.1.1 Quantum dots structure 8 1.1.2 Singly charged quantum dots 9 1.1.3 Valence band mixing in quantum dots 13 1.1.4 Valence band mixing and optical polarization anisotropy 16 1.1.5 Valence band mixing and magnetic(More)
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