Observation of high Rydberg states of one-dimensional excitons in GaAs quantum wires by magnetophotoluminescence excitation spectroscopy

Makoto Okano, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu, Shaoqiang Chen, Toshimitsu Mochizuki, Masahiro Yoshita, Hidefumi Akiyama, Loren N. Pfeiffer, Ken W. West

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Abstract

We have studied the higher Rydberg states of the ground exciton in T-shaped GaAs quantum wires with low-temperature photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy under magnetic fields. The peak of the second even-parity Rydberg state appears and grows in intensity at the onset of the one-dimensional (1D) continuum edge under strong magnetic fields. In stark contrast to the ground exciton, it shows significantly low zero-field oscillator strength and a large diamagnetic shift. These characteristic features are attributed to the extremely weakly bound wave function of the second Rydberg state, reflecting the inherent and novel character of 1D excitons that was predicted theoretically.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085312
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume86
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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