Anisotropic optical properties of (110)-oriented quantum wells

D. Gershoni, I. Brener, G. A. Baraff, S. N.G. Chu, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West

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We present a spectroscopic study of (110)-oriented quantum-well structures. The lower symmetry of the quantum confinement direction that is inherent in these structures results in in-plane polarization anisotropy of the optical transitions. The optical transitions observed in the photoluminescence- excitation spectra of these structures are modeled using an eight-band kp-type effective-mass theory. We directly determine the valence-band anisotropy of the quantum-well material from the orientational dependence of the transition energies and oscillator strengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1930-1933
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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