Laboratoire Charles Coulomb UMR 5221 CNRS/UM2 (L2C)


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Influence of magnetic quantum confined Stark effect on the spin lifetime of indirect excitons

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We observed an unusual and counter-intuitive behaviour of spin lifetime of excitons in coupled semiconductor quantum wells (CQWs) in the presence of in-plane magnetic field. Instead of conventional acceleration of spin relaxation due to the Larmor precession of electron and hole spins we observe a strong increase of the spin relaxation time at low magnetic fields followed by saturation and decrease at higher fields. We argue that this non-monotonic spin relaxation dynamics is a fingerprint of the magnetic quantum confined Stark effect. In the presence of electric field along the CQW growth axis, an applied magnetic field efficiently suppresses the exciton spin coherence, due to inhomogeneous broadening of the g-factor distribution.

P. Andreakou et al, Phys. Rev. B 93, 115410 (2016)