Terahertz-induced effects on excitons in magnetic field

C. N. Böttge, B. Breddermann, L. Schneebeli, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, J. Bhattacharyya, H. Schneider, M. Helm

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Terahertz-induced intra-exciton transitions are studied in semiconductor quantum-well systems under the influence of a constant magnetic field. A systematic description is developed to include carrier-carrier interactions, terahertz transitions, and magnetic-field effects to the exciton-correlation dynamics. When a magnetic field is present, the exciton states and energies are changed directly and parametrically via the center-of-mass momentum of excitons. The numerical results show that both effects influence the terahertz spectroscopy. Especially, the transition between 1s- and 2p-exciton states is shown to depend strongly on both magnetic field and center-of-mass momentum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1221
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetoexcitons
  • Terahertz spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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