The influence of excitonic localization on the binding energy of biexcitons is investigated for quasi-three-dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional AlxGa1-xAs structures. An increase of the biexciton binding energy is observed for localization energies comparable to or larger than the free biexciton binding energy. A simple analytical model for localization in the weak confinement regime ascribes the increase to a quenching of the additional kinetic energy of the exciton-exciton motion in the biexciton.
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- GAAS QUANTUM-WELLS
- EXCITONIC MOLECULE