High angular-momentum excitons in GaAsGa1-xAlxAs quantum wells

L. Viña, G. E.W. Bauer, M. Potemski, J. C. Maan, E. E. Mendez, W. I. Wang

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We present photoluminescence excitation spectra in undoped GaAsGa1-xAlxAs quantum wells in the presence of magnetic and electric fields perpendicular to the layers. The use of circularly polarized light allows us to separate the Zeeman components of the excitons and resolve closely lying lines in the spectra. The oscillator strength of the excited states of the heavy-hole exciton is increased by electric-field-induced coupling with the ground state of the light-hole exciton. By comparison with effective-mass-type calculations which take into account valence-band mixing and electric and magnetic-field effects, we are able to assign the peaks up to the 3d excited state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10154-10157
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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