Scalable interconnections for remote indirect exciton systems based on acoustic transport

S. Lazić, A. Violante, K. Cohen, R. Hey, R. Rapaport, P. V. Santos

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Excitons, quasiparticles consisting of electron-hole pairs bound by the Coulomb interaction, are a potential medium for the processing of photonic information in the solid state. Information processing via excitons requires efficient techniques for the transport and manipulation of these uncharged particles. We have carried out a detailed investigation of the transport of excitons in GaAs quantum wells by surface acoustic waves. Based on these results, we introduce here a concept for the interconnection of multiple remote exciton systems based on the long-range transport of dipolar excitons by a network of configurable interconnects driven by acoustic wave beams. By combining this network with electrostatic gates, we demonstrate an integrated exciton multiplexer capable of interconnecting, gating, and routing exciton systems separated by millimeter distances. The multiplexer provides a scalable platform for the manipulation of exciton fluids with potential applications in information processing.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number085313
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 26 Feb 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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