Excitons in a Quantum Well Under an Electric Field

Authors: Hüseyin SARI, Yüksel ERGÜN, İsmail SÖKMEN, Mehmet TOMAK

Abstract: The effect of an applied electric field on exciton binding energies are calculated by using variational techniques with the effective mass theory. Exact Airy functions are used for the electron and hole. Our results show that the electric field causes a large shift of the subband energy and the exciton binding energy. The results are in good agreement with previous calculations.