Coherent dynamics of magnetoexcitons in semiconductor nanorings

K. Maschke, T. Meier, P. Thomas, S. W. Koch

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The coherent dynamics of magnetoexcitons in semiconductor nanorings following pulsed optical excitation is studied. The calculated temporal evolution of the excitonic dipole moment may be understood as a superposition of the relative motion of electrons and holes and a global circular motion associated with the magnetic-field splitting of these states. This dynamics of the electron-hole pairs can be generated either by local optical excitation of an ordered ring or, alternatively, by homogeneous excitation of rings with broken rotational symmetry due to disorder or band tilting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-606
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2 2001


  • 71.35.Cc Intrinsic properties of excitons; optical absorption spectra
  • 71.70.Ej Spin-orbit coupling, Zeeman and Stark splitting, Jahn-Teller effect
  • 78.66.-w Optical properties of specific thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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