Stacking-fault pairs in ZnSe/ZnMgSSe quantum-well structures are found to induce enhanced radiative recombination visible as pairs of bright spots in microphotoluminescence intensity maps. Structural investigation by atomic-force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (plan view as well as cross section) reveal that a widening and bending of quantum wells occurs when they are intersected by Frank-type stacking faults. The enlargement of the well width by up to 12 bilayers evokes an efficient localization of excitons. The localizing potential related to Shockley-type stacking-fault pairs is found to be much shallower.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Dec 20 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)