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Title: Wave-function engineering and absorption spectra in Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84}/Ge{sub 0.94}Sn{sub 0.06}/Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84} strained on relaxed Si{sub 0.10}Ge{sub 0.90} type I quantum well

We theoretically investigate germanium-tin alloy as a semiconductor for the design of near infrared optical modulators in which the Ge{sub 1−x}Sn{sub x} alloy is the active region. We have calculated the electronic band parameters for heterointerfaces between strained Ge{sub 1−x}Sn{sub x} and relaxed Si{sub 1−y}Ge{sub y}. Then, a type-I strain-compensated Si{sub 0.10}Ge{sub 0.90}/Si{sub 0.16}Ge{sub 0.84}/Ge{sub 0.94}Sn{sub 0.06} quantum well heterostructure optimized in terms of compositions and thicknesses is studied by solving Schrödinger equation without and under applied bias voltage. The strong absorption coefficient (>1.5 × 10{sup 4} cm{sup −1}) and the shift of the direct transition under large Stark effect at 3 V are useful characteristics for the design of optoelectronic devices based on compressively strained IV-IV heterostructures at near infrared wavelengths.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Laboratoire de la Matière Condensée et des Nanosciences (LMCN), Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de Monastir, Avenue de l'Environnement, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia)
  2. Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), UMR CNRS 7325, Aix-Marseille Université, Case 913, Campus de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9 (France)
  3. Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF), UMR CNRS 8622, Université Paris-Sud, Bât. 220, 91405 Orsay cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275831
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; GERMANIUM ALLOYS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; QUANTUM WELLS; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; STARK EFFECT; STRAINS; TIN ALLOYS; WAVE FUNCTIONS