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Raman Scattering and Photoluminescence of Spontaneously Ordered Ga0.5In0.5P Alloy

  • G. H. Li (a1), Z. X. Liu (a1), H. X. Han (a1), Z. P. Wang (a1), J. R. Dong (a2) and Z. G. Wang (a2)...

Abstract

Samples of the spontaneously ordered Ga0.5In0.5P alloys were grown by the MOCVD method on [001]-oriented GaAs substrates. The thickness of the epitaxal layer is about 2 μm. Raman scattering and photoluminescence spectra have been measured at room temperature. The result from photoluminescence measurement indicates that the direct-band gaps of the spontaneously ordered samples are lower than that of the disordered sample. Three scattering peaks have been observed in the Raman spectra, corresponding to the GaP-like LO, InP-like LO and InP-like TO modes in the alloys, respectively. The frequencies of the GaP- and InP-like LO modes increase with the decrease of the band-gap of the ordered alloys. It is related to the formation of the (GaP)1/(InP)1 monolayer superlattice along [111] direction in the ordered alloys. The polarization properties of the ordered alloys are similar to those of the bulk III-V semiconductors with the zinc-blende structure.

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