Le Journal de Physique IV
Volume 03, Numéro C5, Octobre 1993
Third International Conference on Optics of Excitons in Confined
Page(s) C5-67 - C5-74
Third International Conference on Optics of Excitons in Confined

Le Journal de Physique IV 03 (1993) C5-67-C5-74

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993512

Exciton magnetic polarons in semimagnetic quantum wells and superlattices


Physikalisches Institut der Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany and I.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia

We review the experimental and theoretical investigations of static and dynamical properties of magnetic polarons in CdTe/(Cd,Mn)Te quantum wells and superlattices. Magnetic polarons are formed from excitons primarily localized on the fluctuations of quantum well width (or fluctuations of superlattice periods). The polaron energy has been measured as a function of structure parameters, temperature and external magnetic fields applied parallel and perpendicular to the growth axis. Dynamics of the magnetic polaron formation has been studied by use of picosecond time-resolved luminescence. A theory of magnetic polarons in quantum wells developed in the adiabatic approximation gives good qualitative description of the experimental results. A strong effect of the spin-glass phase modification at interfaces on the magnetic polaron energies in quantum wells and superlattices has been found.

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