The formation of spatially indirect excitons in superlattices with narrow minibands is theoretically and experimentally investigated. We identify the experimental conditions for the observation of interwell excitons and find a distinct excitonic state energetically located between the Is exciton and the onset of the miniband absorption. The interwell exciton is similar to the first Wannier-Stark localized exciton of on electrically biased superlattice. However. in the present case the localization is mediated by the Coulomb interaction of the electron and the hole without external fields.
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- COUPLED QUANTUM-WELLS
- GAAS/ALAS SUPERLATTICES