Autolocalization in a dipolar exciton system

S. V. Andreev 1

Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2015, 92, pp.041117

We develop the autolocalization hypothesis suggested recently in [Andreev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 146401 (2013)] to explain the formation of the macroscopically ordered exciton state (MOES) in semiconductor quantum wells [L. V. Butov et al., Nature (London) 418, 751 (2002)]. We argue that the onset of a periodical localizing potential having a macroscopic spatial period is possible in the systems where in addition to long-range dipolar repulsion the excitons exhibit resonant pairing at short distances. Our theory suggests, that the central incoherent part of each condensate in the MOES may represent a novel quantum molecular phase, which was predicted and discussed theoretically several years ago in the context of resonant Bose superfluids.

  • 1. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques