In this work we examine the physical properties for the superlattice system (GaAs)n1 (AlAs)n2/GaAs(100) for low values of n1 and n2, i.e., n1 = n2 = 3, 6, 12. Normal, interrupted growth, and migration enhanced epitaxy (MEE) growth techniques were used to grow the superlattice structures in a molecular beam epitaxy system. X-ray diffraction spectra were obtained, and the major and satellite peak positions were analyzed to obtain the superlattice periodicity. An analysis of the major diffraction peaks and their associated satellites produced superlattice periodicity in good agreement with theory. Diffraction peaks were also observed in regions adjacent to the primary diffraction peaks which did not occur in the expected satellite positions. An analysis of these peaks relative to the primary peak indicate periodicities corresponding to layer thickness greater than the intended period. One possible cause for these periodicities is growth conditions that exist during the growth of the superlattice which result in the deposition of fractional monolayers. In this study we present results which suggest that an arsenic-deficient growth condition may be a contributing factor in the deposition of fractional monolayers.