The diamagnetic shifts of neutral excitons and biexcitons confined in single self-assembled In(Ga)As/GaAs quantum rings are investigated. Unlike quantum dots, quantum rings reveal a considerably large biexciton diamagnetic shift, about two times larger than that of single excitons. Based on model calculations, we found that the inherent structural asymmetry and imperfection, combined with the interparticle Coulomb interactions, is the fundamental cause of the more extended biexciton wave function in the quantum rings. The exciton wave function tends to be localized in one of the potential valleys induced by structural imperfections of the quantum ring due to the strong localization of hole and the electron-hole Coulomb attraction, resembling the behavior in single dots. Our results suggest that the phase coherence of neutral excitons in quantum rings will be smeared out by such wave function localizations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 15 Aug 2009|
- type-II "W" type quantum wells
- midinfrared lasers
- optically pumped