Evolution of Valence-Band Alignment with Nitrogen Content in GaNAs/GaAs Single Quantum Wells
Journal article, 2008

We report on experimental evidence for the transition of valence-band alignment from type I to type II in Ga Nx As1-x GaAs single quantum wells by photoreflectance measurements. The substitutional nitrogen content covers a range of 1.4%-5.9%. The turning point of the type I-type II transition occurs at x4.7%. The experimental observations can be well interpreted by a combination of band anticrossing model and model-solid theory when nonlinear behavior of either the shear deformation potential or the average valence-band energy is taken into account. The effect of dilute nitrogen on the valence-band offset of GaNAsGaAs quantum well structure is hence clarified. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Author

J Shao

Chinese Academy of Sciences

W Lu

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mahdad Sadeghi

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

X Lu

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shu Min Wang

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

L Ma

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Anders Larsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 93 3 Art. Nr. 031904-

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1063/1.2958232

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