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Tuesday, 01 August, 2006

Drift mobility of long-living excitons in coupled GaAs qantum wells

A. Gärtner, A. W. Holleitner, J. P. Kotthaus, D. Schuh -
Applied Physics Letters 89, 052108 (2006)

The authors report on high-mobility transport of indirect excitons in coupled GaAs quantum wells. A voltage-tunable in-plane potential gradient is defined for excitons by exploiting the quantum confined Stark effect in combination with a lithographically designed resistive top gate. Excitonic photoluminescence resolved in space, energy, and time provides insight into the in-plane drift dynamics. Across several hundreds of microns an excitonic mobility of 105  cm2/eV s is observed for temperatures below 10 K. With increasing temperature the excitonic mobility decreases due to exciton-phonon scattering.

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