Observation of Mollow Triplets with Tunable Interactions in Double Lambda Systems of Individual Hole Spins

K. G. Lagoudakis, K. A. Fischer, T. Sarmiento, P. L. McMahon, M. Radulaski, J. L. Zhang, Y. Kelaita, C. Dory, K. Müller, J. Vučković

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Although individual spins in quantum dots have been studied extensively as qubits, their investigation under strong resonant driving in the scope of accessing Mollow physics is still an open question. Here, we have grown high quality positively charged quantum dots embedded in a planar microcavity that enable enhanced light-matter interactions. Under a strong magnetic field in the Voigt configuration, individual positively charged quantum dots provide a double lambda level structure. Using a combination of above-band and resonant excitation, we observe the formation of Mollow triplets on all optical transitions. We find that when the strong resonant drive power is used to tune the Mollow-triplet lines through each other, we observe anticrossings. We also demonstrate that the interaction that gives rise to the anticrossings can be controlled in strength by tuning the polarization of the resonant laser drive. Quantum-optical modeling of our system fully captures the experimentally observed spectra and provides insight on the complicated level structure that results from the strong driving of the double lambda system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 5 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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