Charged excitons at high magnetic fields: The effect of the surrounding electron gas

I. Bar-Joseph, G. Yusa, H. Shtrikman

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We study the photoluminescence (PL) spectrum of a two-dimensional electron system at the high magnetic field limit, where all electrons reside at the lowest Landau level (ν < 2). Using a gated structure we tune the electron density from the dilute limit to a dense electron gas, and follow the changes in the emission spectrum. We find that the spectrum at the dilute limit consists of two bound triplets, whose behavior is consistent with that of the dark and bright triplets. We show that the spectrum undergoes critical changes at ν = 1/3, from an isolated charged exciton-like spectrum at ν < 1/3, to a spectrum that reflects the interactions with the surrounding electrons above this filling factor. This behavior is found to be robust, independent of the electron density and magnetic field. We compare our observations with other recent low temperature PL measurements of a two-dimensional electron gas at high magnetic field and find good agreement and consistency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-770
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number12 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept


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