Photoluminescence Studies of Lateral Composition Modulated Short-Period AlAs/InAs Superlattices

E. D. Jones, D. M. Follstaedt, S. R. Lee, J. L. Reno, J. Mirecki Millunchick, S. P. Ahrenkiel, A. Mascarenhas, A. G. Norman, Y. Zhang, R. D. Twesten

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We present low temperature photoluminescence data for a series of layers exhibiting spontaneous lateral composition modulation in (AlAs)m (InAs)n short period superlattices grown on InP with differing average lattice constants, i.e. varying global strain. The low temperature photoluminescence peak energies were found to be much lower than the corresponding energy expected for the equivalent InxAl1-xAs alloys. The bandgap energy reductions are found to approach 500 meV and this reduction is found to correlated with the `strength' of the composition modulation wave amplitude.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-28211


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