Localized excitons in quantum wells show spin relaxation without coherence loss

R. Zimmermann, W. Langbein, E. Runge, Jørn Märcher Hvam

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Abstract

The coherence in the secondary emission from quantum well excitons is studied using the speckle method. Analysing the different polarization channels allows to conclude that (i) no coherence loss occurs in the cross-polarized emission, favouring spin beating instead of spin dephasing, and that (ii) the underlying interface disorder has a preferential orientation. The experimental results are successfully compared with a microscopic model of exciton disorder eigenstates including exchange splitting.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica E
Volume10
Issue number1-3
Pages (from-to)40-44
ISSN1386-9477
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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