Independent dynamic acousto-mechanical and electrostatic control of individual quantum dots in a LiNbO3-GaAs hybrid

Jens Pustiowski, Kai Müller, Max Bichler, Gregor Koblmüller, Jonathan J. Finley, Achim Wixforth, Hubert J. Krenner

Applied Physics Letters 106, 013107 (2015) DOI: Applied Physics Letters

We demonstrate tuning of single quantum dot emission lines by the combined action of the dynamic acoustic field of a radio frequency surface acoustic wave and a static electric field. Both tuning parameters are set all-electrically in a LiNbO-GaAs hybrid device. The surface acoustic wave is excited directly on the strong piezoelectric LiNbO onto which a GaAs-based photodiode containing a single layer of quantum dots was epitaxially transferred. We demonstrate dynamic spectral tuning with bandwidths exceeding 3 meV of single quantum dot emission lines due to deformation potential coupling. The center energy of the dynamic spectral oscillation can be independently programmed simply by setting the bias voltage applied to the diode.