Theses and dissertations

The work reported in my PhD thesis is the result of my research carried out between August 2006 and April 2010 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Prof. Richard Warburton.

The main results of this work are measurements of the coherence and relaxation timescales of hole-spin states in single InAs quantum dots (QDs), the characterization of quantum-interferences present in bi-excitons in single InAs quantum dots and the development of a resolution limited, cryogenic darkfield microscope.

Results reported in my thesis represent a significant advance in the field of single quantum dot spectroscopy. Among others, our work was published in Nature, Science and New Journal of Physics.