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Atkinson Paola

CNRS research scientist (chargé de recherche)

Growth and properties of hybrid thin film systems

Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, UMR 7588
CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6),
Sorbonne Universities,
4 place Jussieu
75005 Paris

Tel : +33 1 44 27 98 09
Email : atkinson [@] insp.jussieu.fr

Research Interests

  • Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) over patterned substrates
    • site-controlled quantum dots
    • ridge quantum wires
    • lateral p-n junctions
  • Self-assembled quantum dots
    • InAs quantum dots for single and entangled photon sources
    • InAs quantum dots at telecommunication wavelengths
    • GaAs quantum dots
    • Strain tunable QD devices
    • Surface acoustic wave (SAW) modulation of QDs
  • High mobility two-dimensional electron gases (2DEGs)
  • Topological insulators
  • Grazing Incidence Fast Atom Diffraction (GIFAD) to monitor epitaxial growth

Recent research grants

  • « Fast Atom Diffraction applied to real time monitoring of epitaxial growth » ANR emergence : 2011 - 2013

Key Publications

A full list of publications can be found here

Site-controlled QDs

Triggered Indistinguishable Single Photons with Narrow Line Widths from Site-Controlled Quantum Dots
K. D. Jöns, P. Atkinson, M. Müller, M. Heldmaier, S. M. Ulrich, O. G. Schmidt and P. Michler, Nano Letters 13 126 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl303668z

Formation and ordering of epitaxial dots
P. Atkinson, O. G. Schmidt, S. P. Bremner and D. A. Ritchie, Comptes Rendus – Physique 9 778 (2008) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crhy.20...

Site-controlled growth and luminescence of InAs quantum dots using in-situ gallium-assisted deoxidation of patterned substrates
P. Atkinson, S. Kiravittaya, M. Benyoucef, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(10) 101908 (2008) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2980445

Site-control of InAs quantum dots using ex-situ electron-beam lithographic patterning of GaAs substrates
P. Atkinson, M. B. Ward, S. P. Bremner, D. Anderson, G. A. C. Jones, T. Farrow, A. J. Shields, D. A. Ritchie, Jap. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1. 45(4A) 2519 (2006) http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.45.2519

InAs QDs

A semiconductor source of triggered entangled photon pairs
R. M. Stevenson, R. J. Young, P. Atkinson, K. Cooper, D. A. Ritchie, A. J. Shields, Nature 439 (7073) 179 (2006) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature04446

Microcavity single-photon emitting diode
A. J. Bennett, D. C. Unitt, P. See, A. J. Shields, P. Atkinson, K. Cooper, D. A. Ritchie, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(18) 181102 (2005) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1921332

On-demand single-photon source for 1.3mu m telecom fibre
M. B. Ward, O. Z. Karimov, D. C. Unitt, Z. L. Yuan, P. See, D. G. Gevaux, A. J. Shields, P. Atkinson, D. A. Ritchie, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(20) 201111 (2005) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1922573

Efficient single photon detection by quantum dot resonant tunneling diodes
J. C. Blakesley, P. See, A. J. Shields, B. E. Kardynal, P. Atkinson, I. Farrer, D. A. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(6) 067401 (2005) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLe...

Strain-tuning

Nanomembrane quantum-light-emitting-diodes integrated onto piezoelectric actuators
R. Trotta, P. Atkinson, J. D. Plumhof, E. Zallo, R. O. Rezaev, S. Kumar, S. Baunack, J. R. Schröter, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Adv. Mater. 24 2668 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201200537

Universal recovery of the energy-level degeneracy of bright excitons in InGaAs quantum dots without a structure symmetry
R. Trotta, E. Zallo, C. Ortix, P. Atkinson, J. D. Plumhof, J. van den Brink, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 147401 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLe...

Tuning of the valence band mixing of excitons confined in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots via piezoelectric-induced anisotropic strain
J. D. Plumhof, R. Trotta, V. Krapek, E. Zallo, P. Atkinson, S. Kumar, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Phys. Rev. B 87 075311 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB....

Strain-induced active tuning of the coherent tunneling in quantum dot molecules
E. Zallo, R. Trotta, V. Krapek, Y. H. Huo, P. Atkinson, F. Ding, T. Sikola, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Phys. Rev. B 89 241303 (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB....

GaAs QDs

Independent wavelength and density control of uniform GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots grown by infilling self-assembled nanoholes
P. Atkinson, E. Zallo and O. G. Schmidt, J. Appl. Phys. 112 054303 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4748183

Enhancing the optical excitation efficiency of a single self-assembled quantum dot with a plasmonic nanoantenna
M. Pfeiffer, K. Lindfors, C. Wolpert, P. Atkinson, M. Benyoucef, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, H. Giessen and M. Lippitz, Nano Letters 10 4555 (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl102548t

Eleven Nanometer Alignment Precision of a Plasmonic Nanoantenna with a Self-Assembled GaAs Quantum Dot
M. Pfeiffer, K. Lindfors, H. Y. Zhang, B. Fenk, F. Phillipp, P. Atkinson, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, H. Giessen and M. Lippitz, Nano Letters 14 197 (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021//nl403730q

Strain-induced tuning of the emission wavelength of high quality GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots in the spectral range of the (87) Rb D(2) lines
S. Kumar, R. Trotta, E. Zallo, J. D. Plumhof, P. Atkinson, A. Rastelli and O. G. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99 161118 (2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3653804

SAWs

Fourier synthesis and timbre tuning of radio frequency nanomechanical pulses
F. J. R. Schülein, E. Zallo, P. Atkinson, O. G. Schmidt, R. Trotta, A. Rastelli, A. Wixforth and H. J. Krenner, Nature Nanotech. (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.72

Modulation of single quantum dot energy levels by a surface-acoustic-wave
J. R. Gell, M. B. Ward, R. J. Young, R. M. Stevenson, P. Atkinson, D. Anderson, G. A. C. Jones, D. A. Ritchie, and A. J. Shields, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(8) 081115 (2008) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2976135

Temporal characteristics of surface-acoustic-wave-driven luminescence from a lateral p-n junction
J. R. Gell, M. B. Ward, A. J. Shields, P. Atkinson, S. P. Bremner, D. Anderson, M. Kataoka, C. H. W. Barnes, G. A. C. Jones and D. A. Ritchie, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(1) 13506 (2007) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2753759

2DEGs

Microwave-driven transitions in two coupled semiconductor charge qubits
K. D. Petersson, C. G. Smith, D. Anderson, P. Atkinson, G. A. C. Jones and D. A. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 016805 (2009) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLe...

An individual iron nanowire-filled carbon nanotube probed by micro-Hall magnetometry
K. Lipert, S. Bahr, F. Wolny, P. Atkinson, U. Weissker, T. Muhl, O. G. Schmidt, B. Buchner and R. Klingeler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 212503 (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3520146

Electrometry using the quantum Hall effect in a bilayer two-dimensional electron system
L. H. Ho, L. J. Taskinen, A. P. Micolich, A. R. Hamilton, P. Atkinson and D. A. Ritchie, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 212102 (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3428778

GIFAD

  • Dynamic grazing incidence fast atom diffraction during molecular beam epitaxial growth of GaAs
    P. Atkinson, M. Eddrief, V. H. Etgens, H. Khemliche, M. Debiossac, A. Momeni, M. Mulier, B. Lalmi and P. Roncin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105 021602 (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.489012

Combined experimental and theoretical study of fast atom diffraction on the beta 2 (2×4) reconstructed GaAs surface
M. Debiossac, A. Zugarramurdi, H. Khemliche, P. Roncin, A. G. Borisov, A. Momeni, P. Atkinson, M. Eddrief, F. Finocchi and V. H. Etgens, Phys. Rev. B 90 155308 (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB....

External collaborations

Doctoral supervision

  • Valerio Pasquali (2014 - )

Teaching