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Photoreflectance, absorption, and nuclear resonance reaction studies of AlxGa1−x As grown by molecular-beam epitaxy

Huang, D. and Ji, G. and Reddy, U. K. and Morkoç, H. and Xiong, F. and Tombrello, T. A. (1988) Photoreflectance, absorption, and nuclear resonance reaction studies of AlxGa1−x As grown by molecular-beam epitaxy. Journal of Applied Physics, 63 (11). pp. 5447-5453. ISSN 0021-8979. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HUAjap88

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Abstract

The photoreflectance (PR) spectra of bulk AlxGa1−xAs alloys with x<=0.45 were studied. The observed line shapes from different samples suggest that the PR technique is very sensitive to the material quality, surface condition, and the background impurities. The energy gap derived from the PR spectra compared well to that obtained from the absorption spectra. The relationship between the energy gap and the Al mole fraction value x was established through the nuclear resonance reaction analysis. The electric field near the surface was calculated from the periodicity of Franz–Keldysh oscillations observed in many of the samples. From our analysis, we believe that the number of oscillations shown in PR spectra corresponds to sample quality, in general. We also believe that the low-field-like line shape is mainly caused by the fluctuation of Al distribution along the growth direction. An additional feature related to the impurity transition was also observed in the spectra.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1988 American Institute of Physics. Received 27 January 1988; accepted 2 February 1988. The work at the University of Illinois is funded by AFOSR, DOE, and SDIO-IST through ONR while that at Caltech is supported in part by NSF (DMR86-15641). The authors would like to thank P. Carlson for manuscript preparation.
Subject Keywords:ALUMINUM ARSENIDES, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, REFLECTIVITY, PHOTOLUMINESCENCE, ABSORPTION, ENERGY GAP, OPTICAL DEPTH CURVE, EXPERIMENTAL DATA
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