TITLE

Luminescence investigations of highly strained-layer InAs-GaAs superlattices

AUTHOR(S)
Voisin, P.; Voos, M.; Marzin, J. Y.; Tamargo, M. C.; Nahory, R. E.; Cho, A. Y.
PUB. DATE
May 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/26/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 21, p1476
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe photoluminescence investigations in InAs-GaAs superlattices in the thin layer limit (10–20 Å). The data, which are compared to theoretical results obtained from band structure calculations, yield an estimate of the conduction-band discontinuity of 550 meV at the interfaces. They also show that although the superlattice has a band gap (765 meV) close in energy to that of the corresponding bulk InxGa1-xAs alloy (800 meV), the band structures are very different. In the superlattice, electrons and light holes appear to be the important carriers, and they tend to be spatially separated, to the extent that this is meaningful in the thin layer limit.
ACCESSION #
9819927

 

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