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Epitaxial Growth of Optoelectronically Active Ga(As)Sb Quantum Dots on Al-Rich AlGaAs with GaAs Capsule Layers

  • We present a study of optoelectronically active Ga(As)As quantum dots (QDs) on Al-rich AlxGa1-xAs layers with Al concentrations up to x=90%. So far, however, it has not been possible to grow optoelectronically active Ga(As)As QDs epitaxially directly on and in between Al-rich barrier layers in the AlGaInAsSb material system. A QD morphology might appear on the growth front, but the QD-like entities will not luminesce. Here, we use photoluminescence (PL) measurements to show that thin Al-free capsule layers between Al-rich barrier layers and the QD layers can solve this problem; this way, the QDs become optoelectronically active; that is, the dots become QDs. We consider antimonide QDs, that is, Ga(As)Sb QDs, either on GaAs for comparison or on AlxGa1-xAs barriers (x >10%) with GaAs capsule layers in between. We also discuss the influence of QD coupling both due to stress/strain from neighboring QDs and quantum-mechanically on the wavelength of the photoluminescence peak. Due to their mere existence, the capsule layers alter the barriers by becoming part of them. Quantum dots applications such as QD semiconductor lasers for spectroscopy or QDs as binary storage cells will profit from this additional degree of design freedom.

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Author:Henning FouckhardtORCiD, Johannes StrassnerORCiD, Johannes Richter, Thomas LoeberORCiD, Christoph DoeringORCiD
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-63866
ISSN:1687-8434
Parent Title (English):Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Publisher:Hindawi
Document Type:Article
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2021/05/19
Year of Publication:2021
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2021/06/07
Issue:2021
Number of page:10
Source:10.1155/2021/8862946
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Physik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 530 Physik
PACS-Classification (physics):70.00.00 CONDENSED MATTER: ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES
Collections:Open-Access-Publikationsfonds
Licence (German):Zweitveröffentlichung