Skyrmionic excitons

T. Portengen, J. Chapman, V. Nikos Nicopoulos, N. Johnson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations


We investigate the properties of a Skyrmionic exciton consisting of a negatively charged Skyrmion bound to a mobile valence hole. A variational wave function is constructed that has the generalized total momentum (Formula presented) as a good quantum number. It is shown that the Skyrmionic exciton can have a larger binding energy than an ordinary magnetoexciton and should therefore dominate the photoluminescence spectrum in high-mobility quantum wells and heterojunctions where the electron-hole separation exceeds a critical value. The dispersion relation for the Skyrmionic exciton is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R10052-R10055
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Skyrmionic excitons'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Portengen, T., Chapman, J., Nicopoulos, V. N., & Johnson, N. (1997). Skyrmionic excitons. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 56(16), R10052-R10055.