We present results on the influence of a magnetic field on excitons in semiconductor quantum dots, concentrating on the diamagnetic curvature. We use samples with a bimodal ensemble photoluminescence (PL) and we find that for the low-energy PL branch, the diamagnetic curvature is independent of charge, yet for the high-energy branch, the diamagnetic curvature is strongly reduced with excess charge. Guided by model calculations, we interpret the two classes as typical of the strong and intermediate confinement regimes. In the light of this, we predict that in the weak confinement regime the excitonic diamagnetic shift is strongly dependent on surplus charge, corresponding to a reversal in sign of the conventional diamagnetic shift for neutral excitons.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2002|