3 years ago

Photoluminescence investigation of type-II GaSb/GaAs quantum dots grown by liquid phase epitaxy

Hongyu Lin, Ning Dai, Yang Wang, Yan Sun, Hongbo lu, Hao Xie, Shuhong Hu, Chao Wang
GaSb quantum dots (QDs) with an areal density of ∼1 × 1010 cm−2 are successfully grown by the modified (rapid slider) liquid phase epitaxy technique. The morphology of the QDs has been investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atom force microscope (AFM). The power-dependence and temperature-dependence photoluminescence (PL) spectra have been studied. The bright room-temperature PL suggests a good luminescence quality of GaSb QDs/GaAs matrix system. The type-II alignment of the GaSb QDs/GaAs matrix system is verified by the blue-shift of the QDs peak with the increase of excitation power. From the temperature-dependence PL spectra, the activation energy of QDs is determined to be 111 meV.
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