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Excitons in resonantly coupled quantum wells
Author(s): Allen Mark Fox; David A. B. Miller; Gabriela Livescu; John E. Cunningham; Jill E. Henry; William Jan
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Paper Abstract

We have studied excitonic effects in resonantly coupled GaAs/A1GaAs multiple quantum wells. We use photocurrent spectroscopy to deduce the resonant field from the field-dependent exciton energies, and find an unexpected variation of -10% in the resonant field between different excitonic transitions involving the same coupled electron levels. We construct a variational model of the coupled excitons which explains the results in terms of Coulomb mixing of the delocalised electron states.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1283, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics III, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20742
Show Author Affiliations
Allen Mark Fox, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
David A. B. Miller, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Gabriela Livescu, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
John E. Cunningham, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Jill E. Henry, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
William Jan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1283:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics III
Gottfried H. Doehler; Emil S. Koteles; Joel N. Schulman, Editor(s)

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