Linear birefringence in GaAs/AIAs multiple quantum wells

A. A. Sirenko, P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, K. Eberl, M. Cardona

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Abstract

Transmission spectroscopy has been used to investigate the in-plane linear birefringence of GaAs/ AIAs multiple quantum wells (MQWs) with symmetric wells/barriers from 20/20 to 70/70 Ä. Varying optical thicknesses of the samples have been used to measure a reference value of the birefringence. While the resonant part in the dispersion of the birefringence has been attributed to the contribution from the confined electronic gaps, a nonresonant background birefringence has been analyzed as a function of the MQW period and explained by the presence of local fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume215
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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