Room-temperature luminescence of excitons in ZnO/(Mg,Zn)O multiple-quantum wells on lattice-matched substrates
Chia, C. H.
Tuan, N. T.
Date of Issue2000
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We report on the optical properties of ZnO/(Mg, Zn)O multiple quantum wells (MQWs) on lattice-matched ScAlMgO4 substrates fabricated by laser molecular-beam epitaxy. As the well layer thickness decreased down to 7 Å, the photoluminescence (PL) and absorption peaks showed a systematic blueshift, consistent with the quantum-size effect. Moreover, a bright PL of free excitons could be observed even at room temperature. As a result, the PL could be tuned in the energy range of 3.3–3.6 eV by choosing the appropriate barrier height and well layer thickness. The widest tunability on the room-temperature luminescence of the excitons could be attained on the basis of the ZnO quantum structure. These favorable properties could not be attained in the MQWs on lattice-mismatched sapphire substrates.
Applied Physics Letters.
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