Electronic confinement in the continuum: Leaky bragg mirror for electrons

Vitor Bento Sousa, Germano Maioli Penello, Pedro Henrique Pereira, Deborah Sivco, Claire Gmachl, Mauricio Pamplona Pires, Patricia Lustoza Souza

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In this work we present an InGaAs/InAlAs heterostructure lattice matched with InP that holds two leaky electronic states in the continuum. An optical anal-ogy with Bragg mirrors is used to explain the origin and the desired characteristics of the leaky electronic state. Multipass waveguide absorption measurements were performed and theoretical calculations used to determine the energy levels involved in the optical transitions. The comparison between the theoretical and experimental oscilla-tor strength shows the good optical quality of the sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Integrated Circuits and Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Intersub-band Transition
  • Leaky Electronic State in the Contin-uum
  • Photodetector
  • Quantum Well
  • Superlattice


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