TITLE

Extremely low surface recombination velocity in GaInAsSb/AlGaAsSb heterostructures

AUTHOR(S)
Wang, C. A.; Shiau, D. A.; Donetsky, D.; Anikeev, S.; Belenky, G.; Luryi, S.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/7/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p101910
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Low surface recombination velocity is critical to the performance of minority carrier devices. Minority carrier lifetime in double heterostructures (DHs) of 0.53-eV p-GaInAsSb confined with 1.0-eV p-AlGaAsSb, and grown lattice-matched to GaSb, was measured by time-resolved photoluminescence. The structures were designed to be dominated by the heterointerface while minimizing the contribution of photon recycling to minority carrier lifetime. Surface recombination velocity as low as 30 cm/s for DHs was achieved. This value is over an order of magnitude lower than that reported in previous studies.
ACCESSION #
16581509

 

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