Condensation of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Biexcitons in a Single Heterojunction Quantum Well

Report No. ARL-TR-1934
Authors: Folkes, Patrick A.
Date/Pages: April 1999; 19 pages
Abstract: Excitons that coexist with a degenerate two-dimensional electron gas in the same quantum well subband have been observed in the photoluminescence from the recombination of electrons with localized photoexcited holes, At a critical electron density, an abrupt decrease in the exciton radiative recombination rate is observed, along with the formation of biexcitons. With increased excitation intensity, photoluminescence spectra are observed that verify theory on the radiative renormalization of biexcitons and strongly indicate the occurrence of a Bose-Einstein condensation of biexcitons.
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