ZhETF, Vol. 149,
p. 505 (March 2016)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 122, No. 3,
available online at www.springer.com
Collective phenomena in cold indirect excitons
Received: August 11, 2015
Due to their long lifetimes, indirect excitons can cool to below the temperature of quantum degeneracy. This gives an opportunity to experimentally study cold composite bosons. Both theoretically predicted phenomena and phenomena that have not been anticipated were observed in a cold gas of indirect excitons. In this contribution, we overview our studies of cold indirect excitons over the past decade, presenting spontaneous coherence and condensation of excitons, spatially modulated exciton state, long-range spin currents and spin textures, and exciton localization-delocalization transitions.