Exciton spectroscopy of optical reflection from wide quantum wells

E. S. Khramtsov, P. S. Grigoryev, D. K. Loginov, I. V. Ignatiev, Yu. P. Efimov, S. A. Eliseev, P. Yu. Shapochkin, E. L. Ivchenko, M. Bayer

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Optical spectroscopy of resonant reflection has been used for both experimental and theoretical studies of the exciton-light interaction in wide, high-quality quantum-well structures with the widths exceeding the exciton Bohr radius by an order of magnitude or more. The light mixes the low-lying confined exciton states which are captured by the generalized model developed by M. M. Voronov et al. [Phys. Solid State 49, 1792 (2007)PSOSED1063-783410.1134/S1063783407090302]. We demonstrate that the high-energy confined states in the wide QWs can still be described by the standard model in which the amplitude reflection coefficient from the QW is a sum of individual size-quantized exciton resonances. The excitonic parameters extracted from fitting the experimental spectrum to the standard model agree with those obtained by the numerical solution of the two-particle Schrödinger equation in a rectangular quantum well. The measured and microscopically calculated spectra are compared with those found with the widely used model of the center-of-mass exciton quantization and the polaritonic model. The comparison shows that the two approximate models considerably underestimate the interaction of confined excitons with light because they ignore the strong modification of the exciton wave function near the QW interfaces.

Translated title of the contributionЭкситонная спектроскопия оптического отражения широких квантовых ям
Original languageEnglish
Article number035431
Pages (from-to)с 035431-1 по 035431-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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