We demonstrate a scheme for the photoabsorption spectroscopy of semiconductors via mechanical vibration characteristics. The thermal vibration of an AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructure-based cantilever sensitively reflects the photoabsorption properties of GaAs because of the optically induced piezoelectric effect. The Q factor and the peak amplitude of mechanical vibration are strongly enhanced near the exciton-related absorption peaks of GaAs at 10 K, showing good agreement with reported photoluminescence spectra.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)