Observation of novel type-I excitons in type-II superlattices

H. Luo*, Wu-Ching Chou, N. Samarth, A. Petrou, J. K. Furdyna

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Optical studies of type-II ZnTe/Cd1-xMnxSe superlattices show two types of interband transitions: (i) radiative type-II transitions between electrons confined in the Cd1-xMnxSe and holes confined in the ZnTe layers, and (ii) strongly absorptive type-I transitions associated with the formation of novel excitons involving confined electrons and above-barrier holes, both of which are localized in the Cd1-xMnxSe layers. The spatial localization of the states participating in both types of transitions is identified by magneto-optical spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

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