By monitoring changes in excitonic photoluminescence that are induced by far-infrared (FIR) radiation, we observed resonant FIR absorption by magnetoexcitons in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells. The dominant resonance is assigned to the 1s→2p+ transition of the heavy-hole exciton, and agrees well with theory. At low FIR and interband excitation intensities, the 1s→2p+ absorption feature is very narrow and broadens as either of these intensities is increased. The 1s→2p+ absorption feature persists even when the FIR electric field is comparable to the electric field which binds the exciton.
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