Differences in optical properties of (111) and (100) CdTe/(Cd,Mn)Te superlattices

S. K. Chang, A. V. Nurmikko, L. A. Kolodziejski, R. L. Gunshor

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Comparison of optical properties between (100) and (111) superlattices of CdTe/(Cd,Mn)Te of similar Mn concentrations (x>0.20) shows pronounced differences near the exciton ground-state energies. This contrast can be observed particularly in the photoluminescence and its excitation spectra at low lattice temperatures. Its origin may be due to dependences on crystalline direction of microscopic, strain-driven details at the heterointerfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2589-2593
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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