emiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics, 5 (2), P. 133-137 (2002)

Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics. 2002. V. 5, N 2. P. 133-137.

PACS: 66.30.Jt, 66.30.Qa, 61.72.Vv, 61.72.Ff, 61.72.Yx

Defects and radiation-enhanced defect reactions in ZnSe/(001)GaAs MBE layers
G.N. Semenova, E.F. Venger, N.O. Korsunska, V.P. Klad’ko, L.V. Borkovska,
M.P. Semtsiv, M.B. Sharibaev, V.I. Kushnirenko, Yu.G. Sadofyev1)

Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine, 45 prospect Nauky, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine,
Phone: (044) 265-96-45; fax: (044) 265-83-44; e-mail: bork@lumin.semicond.kiev.ua
1)P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, 117927 Moscow, Russia

Abstract. Optical and structural properties of undoped ZnSe epilayers with thickness ranging from 0.5 to 2 mm grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs (001) substrates have been investigated by depth resolved optical and X-ray methods. It was found that the epilayers with thicknesses above some value (>1 mm) contain three regions of different structural and optical quality. It is shown that two of these regions (near top surface and near interface ones) contain higher defect density. The nature of luminescence line at 446.1nm (4.2 K) is discussed. It was found that the radiation enhanced defect reactions occurred in the top surface region of epilayer.

Keywords: MBE, ZnSe, photoluminescence, degradation.

Paper received 07.05.02; revised manuscript received 03.06.02; accepted for publication 25.06.02.

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