Comparison of structural and optical properties of GaSb/AlGaSb quantum well structures grown on different oriented Si substrates

H. Toyota, T. Yasuda, T. Endoh, S. Nakamura, Y. Jinbo, N. Uchitomi

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Abstract

We report on the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of GaSb films and GaSb/AlGaSb multiple quantum well (MQW) structures grown on Si(1 1 1) and Si(0 1 1) substrates using an AlSb initiation layer. The structural and optical properties of the films on the different oriented Si substrates were characterized by cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The GaSb films and the MQW structures grown on Si(0 1 1) were found to have rather rough surfaces and of poor crystallinity under the present growth condition with the AlSb initiation layer. In contrast, the films grown on Si(1 1 1) indicated a mirror surface, definite MQW structures, and HRXRD patterns. The PL emissions within the 1.3-1.5 μm for the MQW structures on Si(1 1 1) and Si(0 1 1) were observed at the temperatures up to 300 and 200 K, respectively. We found that the PL peak energy, around 1.5 μm, of the MQW structures grown on Si(1 1 1) is almost temperature independent up to ∼120 K and exhibits a smaller variation with increasing temperature compared to those of the samples grown on Si (0 0 1) substrates. In the case of the MQW on Si (0 1 1), the PL peak energy as a function of temperature showed an intermediate behavior between those grown on Si(1 1 1) and Si(0 0 1) substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-805
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume311
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 15

Keywords

  • A3. Molecular beam epitaxy
  • A3. Quantum wells
  • B1. Antimonides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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