Exciton population effects in semiconductor luminescence

M. Kira, W. Hoyer, F. Jahnke, S. W. Koch

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Semiconductor photoluminescence is discussed under incoherent excitation conditions and the effects due to bound excitons are studied self-consistently. Due to the composite electron-hole nature of bound states, the exciton number operator has a dominant fermionic part which cannot be neglected when luminescence is analyzed. As a result, the emission from the Coulomb correlated electron-hole plasma and possible exciton populations is shown to be qualitatively similar under the excitation conditions investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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