Analysis of mixed optical transitions in dilute magnetic AlAs/GaAs/GaMnAs quantum wells grown on high substrate index by molecular beam epitaxy

Kerimova S., DÖNMEZ Ö., Gunes M., KURUOĞLU F., Aydın M., GÜMÜŞ C., ...More

Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology, vol.290, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 290
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mseb.2023.116349
  • Journal Name: Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Finite element methods, GaMnAs, High index substrate, Optical transition, Photomodulated reflectance
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Elsevier B.V.In this study, we report the influence of high-index substrate orientation on the optical properties of dilute Mn containing a single quantum well (QW) structure grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The electronic band structure of the samples is calculated with finite element methods (FEM). Photomodulated reflectance (PR) spectroscopy is employed to determine the optical transition energies at room temperature. PR experimental results are analyzed with the Third Derivative Functional Form (TDFF) signal function. TDFF fitting shows that the optical transition starts below the fundamental GaAs bandgap energy for the samples grown on (3 1 1) B and (4 1 1) B-oriented substrates. Comparing TDFF fitting and calculated optical transition energies with FEM show that the optical transition occurs in type-I and type-II as direct and indirect transitions, respectively. Type-I and -II optical transitions are addressed concerning the electronic band structure of the sample grown on oriented substrates.