The Exciton Boser

  • R. J. Ram
  • A. Imamoḡlu
Conference paper


Quantum statistical effects in bosonic systems create many interesting physical phenomena, such as lasing, superconductivity, and Bose-Einstein condensation [1]. Recently, the progress in laser cooling and trapping of atoms has intensified research aimed at observing similar effects in cold atoms. For a massive bosonic field, condensation effects become important when the thermal de Broglie wavelength exceeds the interparticle spacing. This condition is easily satisifed for semiconductor excitons at cryogenic temperatures.


Interface Roughness Condensation Effect Interface Roughness Scattering Quantum Statistical Effect Energy Exciton Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Ram
    • 1
  • A. Imamoḡlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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