Transient current spectroscopy is proposed and demonstrated in order to investigate the energy relaxation inside a quantum dot in the Coulomb blockade regime. We employ a fast pulse signal to excite an AlGaAs/GaAs quantum dot to an excited state, and analyze the nonequilibrium transient current as a function of the pulse length. The amplitude and time constant of the transient current are sensitive to the ground and excited spin states. We find that the spin-relaxation time is longer than, at least, a few μs.
|ジャーナル||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001 2 6|
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