Photoluminescence properties of GaAsBi single quantum wells with 10% of Bi
Keywords: molecular beam epitaxy, quantum wells, bismides, photoluminescence
AbstractA set of single quantum well (SQW) samples of GaAs1-xBix with x ~ 0.1 and p-doped GaAs barriers grown by molecular beam epitaxy was investigated by the temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Those GaAsBi SQW structures showed a high crystalline quality, a smooth surface and sharp interfaces between the layers and exhibited a high PL intensity and a lower than 100 meV PL linewidth of QW structures. Temperature dependence of the optical transition energy was S-shape-free for all investigated structures and it was weaker than that of GaAs. An analysis of the carrier recombination mechanism was also carried out indicating that the radiative recombination is dominant even at room temperature. Moreover, numerical calculations revealed that a higher Be doping concentration leads to an increased overlap of the electron and heavy hole wave functions and determines a higher PL intensity.