Motional enhancement of the exciton magnetic moment

V P Kochereshko, A V Platonov, James J Davies, Daniel Wolverson, Lowenna C Smith, R T Cox, J Cibert, H Mariette

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In this paper we demonstrate that the magnetic moment of the exciton increases by an order of magnitude due to its motion along the magnetic field. The effect was observed for a set of quantum well structures with different well widths and based on various semiconductor compounds. The reason for this effect is mixing of the exciton's center of mass motion and the internal motion of electron and hole in the exciton.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Event9th International Workshop on Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors, NOEKS 9, May 26, 2008 - May 29, 2008 - Klink/Muritz, Germany
Duration: 1 Feb 2009 → …


  • internal motion
  • semiconductor compounds
  • order of magnitude
  • well width
  • quantum well structures
  • center of mass motion


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