Band alignment of lattice-matched InGaPN/GaAs and GaAs/InGaPN quantum wells grown by MOVPE

Dares Kaewket, Sakuntam Sanorpim, Sukkaneste Tungasmita, Ryuji Katayama, Kentaro Onabe

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The band alignment of nearly lattice-matched In0.528Ga0.472P1-yNy/GaAs and GaAs/In0.528Ga0.472P1-yNy quantum wells with N content of y=0.027 on GaAs (0 0 1) substrates grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy were studied using low-temperature and temperature dependent photoluminescence (PL). Low temperature (10 K) PL shows the emission (EPL,QW) in the infrared region which related to sample's structures. For GaAs/In0.528Ga0.472P0.973N 0.027 QW, the EPL,QW emission was observed at temperature up to 260 K. The results reveal that the In0.528Ga0.472P0.973N0.027/G aAs and GaAs/In0.528Ga0.472P0.973N 0.027 quantum wells exhibit a type-II quantum structure. Valence band offset ΔEV as large as 450 meV was estimated for GaAs/In0.528Ga0.472P 0.973N0.027 quantum well while the conduction band offset ΔEC was estimated to be 160 meV for In0.528Ga0.472P0.973N0.027/G aAs quantum well. This type-II quantum structures refer to the natural type-II band alignment between InxGa1-xP1-yNy (x=0.528, y=0.027) and GaAs, which is useful for separation electrons and holes in the electronic and photovoltaic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1179
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1


  • Band alignment
  • InGaPN
  • Quantum well
  • Type-II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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