A study of disorder effects in random (AlxGa1-xAs)n(AlyGa1-yAs)m superlattices embedded in a wide parabolic potential

Pusep, Yu. A.; Mohseni, P. K.; LaPierre, R. R.; Bakarov, A. K.; Toropov, A. I.
March 2010
Applied Physics Letters;3/15/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 11, p113106
Academic Journal
A photoluminescence (PL) study of the individual electron states localized in a random potential is performed in artificially disordered superlattices embedded in a wide parabolic well. The valence band bowing of the parabolic potential provides a variation of the emission energies which splits the optical transitions corresponding to different wells within the random potential. The blueshift of the PL lines emitted by individual random wells, observed with increasing disorder strength, is demonstrated. The variation of temperature and magnetic field allowed for the behavior of the electrons localized in individual wells of the random potential to be distinguished.


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