Classification of Magneto-excitons in Quantum Wells

  • L. J. Sham
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 87)


In an undoped quantum well, the exciton lines dominate in the optical spectra whether the magnetic field is present or not. The theory of magneto-exciton by Yang and Sham which includes the effect of the degenerate valence band edge is reviewed here with the emphasis on explaining the classification of the lines in order to facilitate interpretation of experiments.


Angular Momentum Landau Level Exciton State Angular Momentum Quantum Number Exciton Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Sham
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, B-019University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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