Schuster, Robert and Hajak, H. and Reinwald, Matthias and Wegscheider, Werner and Schuh, Dieter and Bichler, Max and Abstreiter, Gerhard
Strongly confined quantum wire states in strained T-shaped GaAs/InAlAs structures.
Physica E Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 21 (2-4), pp. 236-240.
The confinement energy of T-shaped quantum wires (QWRs), which were fabricated by the cleaved edge overgrowth technique in a way that the QWRs form at the intersection of In0.2Al0.8As stressor layers and the overgrown (1 1 0) GaAs quantum well (QW), is examined using micro-photoluminescence spectroscopy. Photoluminescence (PL) signals from individual QWRs can be spatially resolved, since the strained films are separated by 1 μm wide Al0.3Ga0.7As layers. We find that due to the tensile strain being transmitted to the QW, the confinement energy of the QWRs rises systematically up to 40 meV with increasing thickness of the stressor layers. By reducing the excitation power to 0.1 μW the QWR PL emission occurs 48 meV redshifted with respect to the QW. All QWR peaks exhibit smooth lineshapes, indicating the absence of pronounced exciton localization.