Master's Thesis Defense by Martin Hayhurst Appel

Spin Dynamics of a Negatively Charged Quantum Dot in a Nanobeam Waveguide

The thesis presents an optical investigation of spin dynamics with an emphasis on optical spin pumping. By studying spin pumping the spin relaxation time, spin pumping time, Overhauser field dispersion and electron/hole g-factors are determined. A notable application of electron spins in quantum dots is the production of photonic cluster states using the Rudolph-Lindner protocol.