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Largely enhanced infrared absorption in a wide InAlAs/InGaAs quantum well and short-period superlattice barrier structure
Author(s): Larry S. Yu; Sheng S. Li; Pin Ho
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Paper Abstract

We report here a detailed study of intersubband absorption at 10.7 micrometers between the localized ground state and the global miniband state in an InAlAs/InGaAs multiple quantum well and short-period superlattice (SL) barrier heterostructure. The use of enlarged quantum well and the superlattice reinforced miniband structure has shown a significant enhancement in the net intersubband absorption. An integrated optical absorption strength of IA equals 19.5 Abs-cm-1 was obtained under the Brewster's incident angle at T equals 300 K, which is about five times larger than that of the conventional single bound-to-bound transition in the InAlAs/InGaAs quantum well structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV, (3 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137615
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Larry S. Yu, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Sheng S. Li, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Pin Ho, General Electric Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1675:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV

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