Barrier thickness dependence of optical absorption of excitons in GaAs coupled quantum wire

Kasapoglu E., Gunes M., Sari H., Sokmen I.

SURFACE REVIEW AND LETTERS, vol.11, no.1, pp.49-55, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0218625x04005810
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-55
  • Keywords: exciton binding energy, exciton absorption, coupled quantum wires, BINDING-ENERGIES, WELL WIRES, THRESHOLD
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


We have calculated the binding energy of excitons, and the interband optical absorption in rectangular coupled quantum-well wires of GaAs surrounded by Ga1-chiAlchiAs in effective-mass approximation, using the variational approach. Results obtained show that the exciton binding energies and optical absorption depend on the sizes of the wire and barrier thickness. To the best of our knowledge the exciton binding energy and interband optical absorption in the rectangular coupled quantum wires have not been clarified yet.