We study cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED) in coupled quantum dot-microcavity systems under electrical readout. Strict resonant excitation of a target quantum dot (QD) allows us to monitor the photocurrent response of a single emitter in the quantum limit of light-matter interaction. We find a strong anticorrelation between radiative recombination and nonradiative tunnel escape of photoexcited carries which can be controlled by cQED effects in the Purcell regime. In fact, cavity-enhanced radiative emission from a QD results in a weaker photocurrent signal which reflects the cQED controlled competition between radiative and nonradiative recombination at the single emitter level.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
|Published - 1 Oct 2012