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Time-resolved studies of spatially direct and indirect transitions in GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/GaAs quantum wires
Author(s): Philip J. Poole; N. Sylvain Charbonneau; Michael Fritze; Arto V. Nurmikko
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Paper Abstract

Laser holographic lithography and selective chemical etching have been used to create GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/GaAs quantum well wires. Strong differences are observed between the photoluminescence spectra from the GaAs and InGaAs quantum wires, with the former being dominated by spatially indirect transitions, and the latter by direct transitions. Detailed time resolved photoluminescence studies show a red shift in photoluminescence energy with increasing time delay after excitation for the indirect transition in the GaAs wires. This is accompanied by a non-exponential decay time which increases from 10 ns to greater than 150 ns as the delay time is increased (in a manner similar to that observed in nipi doping superlattices). The InGaAs wires show no such behavior, with a decay time constant of 320 ps at 1.8 K, independent of time delay after excitation, both indicative of a spatially direct transition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2139, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics V, (11 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175715
Show Author Affiliations
Philip J. Poole, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
N. Sylvain Charbonneau, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Michael Fritze, Brown Univ. (United States)
Arto V. Nurmikko, Brown Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2139:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics V
Gottfried H. Doehler; Emil S. Koteles, Editor(s)

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