Lasing from excitons in quantum wires

W. Wegscheider, L. N. Pfeiffer, M. M. Dignam, A. Pinczuk, K. W. West, S. L. McCall, R. Hull

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Stimulated optical emission from the lowest exciton state in atomically smooth semiconductor quantum wires is observed for the first time. The wires are formed by the ssT intersection of two 7 nm GaAs quantum wells. The optical emission wavelength is nearly independent of pump levels. This absence of band-gap renormalization in the laser emission indicates a marked increase in the stability of the exciton in one dimension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4071-4074
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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