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ACS Nano
Paper

Controlling the exciton fine structure splitting in CdSe/CdS dot-in-rod nanojunctions

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Abstract

We demonstrate control and tunability of the exciton fine-structure splitting by properly engineering a nanojunction consisting of a CdSe nanocrystal core and an asymmetric rod-like CdS shell. Samples with small core and/or thick rod diameters exhibit a strongly reduced fine-structure splitting resulting from a reduced electron-hole exchange interaction. These results shed light onto the electronic configuration of such nanosystems and, apart from being of fundamental interest, could enable the use of colloidal nanocrystals as a source of entangled photons. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

Date

01 Mar 2012

Publication

ACS Nano