We report the first terahertz study of the intraexcitonic 1s-2p transition at high excitation densities in GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs quantum wells. A strong shift, broadening, and ultimately the disappearance of this resonance occurs with increasing density, after ultrafast photoexcitation at the near-infrared exciton line. Densities of excitons and unbound electron-hole pairs are followed quantitatively using a model of the composite terahertz dielectric response. Comparison with near-infrared absorption changes reveals a significantly enhanced energy shift and broadening of the intraexcitonic resonance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 15 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics