Dilute Bismides for Mid-IR Applications
Kapitel i bok, 2013
Dilute bismides are a group of emerging materials with unique properties. Incorporation of a small amount of Bi in common III–V host materials results in large band-gap reduction and strong spin-orbit splitting, leading to potential applications in mid-infrared (Mid-IR) optoelectronics. In this chapter, we review recent progresses on epitaxy and characterizations of novel bismides, i.e., GaSb1−x Bi x , InSb1 − x Bi x , InAs1 − x Bi x , and InAsSbBi. Although these dilute bismides have been successfully grown, to obtain high Bi incorporations and retain high crystal quality is still very challenging.