Magnetoexciton in the thin AlAs/GaAs quantum well

C. P. Chang, R. B. Chen, Yan Ten Lu

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We report a theoretical study on the magneto-optical property of a thin AlAs/GaAs quantum well. Our model includes both the excitonic effect and Γ-X valley mixing. A delta-like interfacial potential introduced by H.C. Liu [Appl. Phys. Lett., 51, 1987, 1019] is employed to describe the Γ-X mixing, which leads to a set of coupled differential equations in mixing type-I and type-II excitons. The eigenvalues and eigenfunctions thus obtained are then used to calculate the absorption spectrums for various strengths of the perpendicular magnetic field. Our result shows a field induced Type-I to Type-II magnetoexciton transition at 24 T for AlAs(25 Å)/GaAs(31 Å) quantum well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Aug 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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