We investigate the effect of resonantly excited excitons on the bleaching of n=1 and n=2 heavy-hole (hh) exciton resonances in GaAs multiple-quantum-well structures by using a pump-probe spectroscopic technique at low temperature under quasi-stationary excitation conditions. In particular, we present direct observation of long-range Coulomb screening by two-dimensional exciton-exciton interactions along with the unambiguous discrimination of screened Coulomb interaction and phase-space filling on the n=1 hh exciton bleaching. In addition, we find that the strength of long-range Coulomb screening on the n=1 hh exciton bleaching is only two to three times weaker than that of the phase-space filling at 10 K.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Aug 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics