Collective excitations in antidots

K. Kern, D. Heitmann, P. Grambow, Y. H. Zhang, K. Ploog

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Antidot structures have been prepared by etching arrays of 100-nm holes into a two-dimensional electron gas of GaxIn1-xAs quantum wells. In the far-infrared response we observe the unique collective excitation spectrum of antidots. It consists of a high-frequency branch which starts, in a magnetic field B, with a negative B dispersion and then increases in frequency with B. A second low-frequency branch corresponds at high B to edge magnetoplasmons which circulate around the holes. For small B this branch approaches the cyclotron frequency, where the electrons perform classical cyclotron orbits around the holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1618-1621
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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    Kern, K., Heitmann, D., Grambow, P., Zhang, Y. H., & Ploog, K. (1991). Collective excitations in antidots. Physical Review Letters, 66(12), 1618-1621.