Terahertz Luminescence and Absorption under Impurity Breakdown in Quantum Wells and Strained Semiconductor Layers
L.E. Vorobjev a, D.A. Firsov a, V.A. Shalygin a, V.Yu. Panevin a, A.N. Sofronov a, V.M. Ustinov b, A.E. Zhukov b, A.Yu. Egorov b, A.V. Andrianov b, A.O. Zakhar'in b, S.D. Ganichev c and D.V. Kozlov d
a St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 29 Polytechnicheskaya st., 195251 St. Petersburg, Russia
b Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia
c University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany S.N. Danilov University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
d Institute for Physics of Microstructures, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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Received: 26 08 2007;
We present the results of THz luminescence investigations in structures with Si-doped quantum wells and Be-doped GaAsN layers under strong lateral electric field. The peculiar property of these structures is the presence of resonant impurity states which arise due to dimensional quantization in quantum wells and due to built-in strain in GaAsN epilayers. The experimentally obtained THz emission spectra consist of the lines attributed to intra-center electron transitions between resonant and localized impurity states and to the electron transitions involving the subband states. Absorption of THz radiation and its temperature dependence was also studied in structure with tunnel-coupled quantum wells at equilibrium conditions and under electric field.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.113.925
PACS numbers: 68.65.Fg, 71.55.-i, 71.55.Eq, 73.21.Fg, 73.61.Ey, 78.55.Cr, 78.66.-w, 78.67.De