We report nondestructive observations of both heavy-hole and light-hole excitons in the GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum wells (MQWs) using photoacoustic spectroscopy. The absorption spectra were measured by the gas-microphone photoacoustic technique with a minimal volume cell and grazing incidence method. Two distinct peaks were clearly observed in the photoacoustic signal and phase spectra of the MQW at room temperature. A photoreflectance measurement for the given MQW structure revealed that two peaks originated from the heavy-hole and light-hole excitonic resonances.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)