Spontaneous symmetry breaking of excitons in multiple-quantum-wells

T. Piorek, W. E. Hagston, P. Harrison

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The results of self-consistent exciton energy calculations in finite multiple-quantum-wells with differing numbers of wells and varying barrier widths are described. The calculations show that even for a perfect system, the exciton localizes strongly in one well only. For a system with an even number of wells this leads to a spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-605
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes


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