Growth and optical properties of natural InAs1-xSbx strained layer superlattices

I. T. Ferguson, A. G. Norman, T. Y. Seong, R. H. Thomas, C. C. Phillips, X. M. Zhang, R. A. Stradling, B. A. Joyce, G. R. Booker

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MBE growth of InAs1-xSbx below 430°C results in its coherent phase separation into tetragonally distorted platelets of two different compositions, that is the formation of a 'natural' strained layer superlattice (n-SLS). The results presented here suggest that the n-SLS is generated at or near to the growth front by a process of surface diffusion. A similar behaviour in GaAs1-xSbx suggests that it may be associated with a possible miscibility gap in the As-Sb phase diagram rather than that of the ternary alloy. A comparison of the optical properties of n-SLS with those of conventionally grown SLSs is made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitute of Physics Conference Series
PublisherPubl by IOP Publishing Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0854984100
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Gallium Arsenide and Related Compounds - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1991 Sep 91991 Sep 12

Publication series

NameInstitute of Physics Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0951-3248


OtherProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Gallium Arsenide and Related Compounds
CitySeattle, WA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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