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Magnetic-field dependence of the spin states of the negatively charged exciton in GaAs quantum wells

Vanhoucke, Tony and Hayne, M and Henini, Mohamed and Moshchalkov, Victor V (2002) Magnetic-field dependence of the spin states of the negatively charged exciton in GaAs quantum wells. Physical Review B, 65 (23). -. ISSN 1550-235X

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    Abstract

    We present high-field (<50 T) photoluminescence measurements of the binding energy of the singlet and triplet states of the negatively charged exciton in a 200-Angstrom quantum well. Comparing our data with those of other groups and with theoretical predictions we clearly show how the singlet, "bright" and "dark" triplet states may be identified according to the high-field dependence of their binding energies. We demonstrate that a very consistent behavior of the binding energy in a magnetic field has been observed in quantum wells of different widths by different groups and conclude that the triplet state found in this, as well as nearly all other experiments, is undoubtedly the bright triplet. By combining our data with that in the literature we are able to present the generic form of the binding energy of the spin states of the charged exciton in a magnetic field, which reveals the predicted singlet to dark triplet ground state transition at about 20 T.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review B
    Additional Information: © 2002 The American Physical Society
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 49841
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 20 Sep 2011 09:21
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:42
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49841

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