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Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells

  • Thierry Amand
  • Xavier Marie
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 157)

Abstract

The spin properties of excitons in nanostructures are determined by their fine structure. Before analysing the exciton spin dynamics, we give first a brief description of the exciton spin states in quantum wells. We will mainly focus in this chapter on GaAs or InGaAs quantum well which are model systems.

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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Et Chimie des Nano-Objets, UMR INSA-CNRS-UPS Département de PhysiqueINSAToulouse Cedex 4France

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