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Electron Accumulation in AIGaSb/InAs Qw System, - Evidence for Coexistence of Deep Acceptor and Donor -

  • S. Ideshita (a1), A. Furukawa (a1), Y. Mochizuki (a1) and M. Mizuta (a1)

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We investigated the reason of the (imbalanced) accumulation of electrons in AIGaSb/lnAs/AIGaSb QW system in spite of the p-type conduction of undoped AIGaSb. It was found that the concentration of the accumulated electrons negligibly depended on the number of the interfaces, but increased linearly with the effective AlSb thickness. These results indicate that donor levels in AIGaSb are the dominant electron sources. We propose a model that the deep acceptors with larger concentration and donors coexist, and the electron accumulation depends on the energy position of the acceptor in AIGaSb with respect to the quantum level in the InAs well. Acceptor levels obtained experimentally are about 100 meV higher than the bottom of the InAs conduction band, and we succeeded in eliminating the electron accumulation by making the quantum level of the InAs well higher than this acceptor level. The origins of the donors and acceptors are also discussed.

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Electron Accumulation in AIGaSb/InAs Qw System, - Evidence for Coexistence of Deep Acceptor and Donor -

  • S. Ideshita (a1), A. Furukawa (a1), Y. Mochizuki (a1) and M. Mizuta (a1)

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