, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 320–324 | Cite as

Photoreflectance spectroscopy of electron-hole states in a graded-width GaAs/InGaAs/GaAs quantum well

  • L. P. Avakyants
  • P. Yu. BokovEmail author
  • E. V. Glazyrin
  • I. P. Kazakov
  • A. V. Chervyakov
Semiconductor Structures, Low-Dimensional Systems, and Quantum Phenomena


The spectrum of electron-hole states in a GaAs/In0.5Ga0.5As quantum well with a width graded in the range from 1.1 to 3.6 nm is studied by photoreflectance spectroscopy. The energies of the size-quantization levels of electrons and holes are calculated taking into account the strain-induced changes in the band structures of the quantum well. It is shown that the best fit of the experimental data to the results of calculations is attained if the ratio between the offset of the conduction band and that of the valence band at the heterojunction is Q = ΔE c E v = 0.62/0.38. A photoreflectance signal is detected in the region of the shadow of modulating radiation beam at a spacing between the spots produced by probing and modulating radiation shorter than 6 mm.


GaAs Quantum Well GaAs Barrier Quantum Well Width Size Quantization Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Avakyants
    • 1
  • P. Yu. Bokov
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. V. Glazyrin
    • 2
  • I. P. Kazakov
    • 2
  • A. V. Chervyakov
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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