Band edge alignment of pseudomorphic GaAs1-ySby on GaAs

J. B. Wang, Shane Johnson, S. A. Chaparro, D. Ding, Yu Cao, Yu G. Sadofyev, Yong-Hang Zhang, J. A. Gupta, C. Z. Guo

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Measurements of the transition energies of GaAsSb quantum well samples with different barrier configurations reveal that the conduction band offset of the coherently strained GaAs1-ySby/GaAs heterojunction grown on GaAs has a zero crossing at a Sb mole fraction of y=0.43±0.07. A type-I band alignment is formed for lower Sb mole fractions and a type-II band alignment is formed for higher Sb mole fractions. This occurs as a consequence of a considerable amount (58%) of the -1.58eV bandgap bowing being distributed to the conduction band. As a suitable active material for 1.3 μm emission, pseudomorphic GaAs0.643Sb0.357 grown on GaAs is determined to have a weak, 23±23 meV, type-I conduction band offset and a bandgap energy of 928±4 meV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number195339
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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