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Generalization of Bragg reflector geometry: application to (Ga,Al)As - (Ca,Sr)F2 reflectors
Author(s): Chantal Fontaine; Philippe Requena; Antonio Munoz-Yague
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Paper Abstract

Bragg reflectors of three geometrical configurations are considered analytically and experimentally to solve the problem of cracking which develops due to thermal stress between the two materials used. The Bragg reflectors are based on (Ca,Sr)F2 and (Ga,Al)As and are grown by means of molecular beam epitaxy. Three geometrical solutions are considered: (1) three material combinations within quarter-wave structures; (2) mixed reflectors of GaAs-(Ca,Sr)F2 and GaAs-AlAs in shifted Bragg reflectors with reduced layer thicknesses; or (3) generalized Bragg structures based on asymmetrical geometries. The absolute or relative fluoride thicknesses in the structures can be reduced by means of the proposed configurations. Effective heteroepitaxial reflectors are set forth that have crack-free surface morphologies because the structures of the generalized Bragg reflectors reduce the stress inherent in the devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1362, Physical Concepts of Materials for Novel Optoelectronic Device Applications II: Device Physics and Applications, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24533
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Chantal Fontaine, Lab. d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systemes/CNRS (France)
Philippe Requena, Lab. d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systemes/CNRS (France)
Antonio Munoz-Yague, Lab. d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systemes/CNRS (France)


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Physical Concepts of Materials for Novel Optoelectronic Device Applications II: Device Physics and Applications

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