In this letter we describe the properties of self-assembled CdSe quantum dots (QDs) grown on Mn-passivated ZnSe buffers. We show that the Mn deposited on the ZnSe surface during the passivation process acts as a nucleating seed for self-assembled QD formation. For moderate amounts of Mn deposition, the dots grown in this way show a significant improvement in size uniformity compared to CdSe dots grown on ZnSe without Mn passivation. Using photoluminescence, we also show that the dots exhibit large Zeeman splitting, indicating that this growth method is suitable for fabricating magnetic QDs that exhibit strong spin polarization effects.
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