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Symmetry Elevation and Symmetry Breaking: Keys to Describe and Explain Excitonic Complexes in Semiconductor Quantum Dots

The results of a group theoretical analysis of the excitonic fine structure are presented and compared with spectroscopic data on single quantum dots. The spectral features reveal the signatures of a symmetry higher than the crystal symmetry (C-3v). A consistent picture of the fine structure patterns for various exciton complexes is obtained with group theory and the concepts of symmetry elevation and symmetry breaking.

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