For the GaAsSb QW sample, an emission peak of 1.242 eV at RT was found, corresponding to an Sb content of approximately 15% according to theoretical and experimental results for such a GaAsSb QW thickness . Regarding the GaAsN QW, a content of N around 2.3% can be estimated when comparing with similar reported QWs . The LT PL from the quaternary QW sample shifted from the GaAs gap
energy a higher value (527 meV) than the addition of shifts in the GaAsSb (216 meV) and GaAsN (255 meV) QW samples. This is selleck in agreement with studies reporting a facilitated incorporation of N by the presence of Sb [17, 18]. Indeed, the difference of 56 mV points to a higher N content corresponding to approximately 2.8%. For these N and Sb contents, the system will still be in the type-I band alignment region . Furthermore, since the Sb/N ratio is larger than 2.6 (the condition for lattice matching to GaAs) it can be assumed that the GaAsSbN layer grows under compressive buy ABT-737 strain on GaAs and will act as a strain-reducing CL. Capping
layer growth temperature First, the study focuses on finding the optimal growth temperature for the GaAsSbN CL. The incorporation of N in GaAs has been found to be temperature independent in a wide range of temperatures from 400°C to 480°C  or even higher temperatures [20, 21]. However, for temperatures higher than that, N incorporation is strongly reduced. This is probably induced by the temperature-enhanced desorption of N from the growth surface, as it has been
theoretically predicted . On the other hand, as expected from the fact that Sb has a higher sublimation energy than As , increasing the temperature affects substantially the incorporation of Sb [24, 25]. Thus, Sb desorption has been found to increase with temperature, becoming substantial above 490°C . Hence, in order to avoid a significant desorption of both Sb and N as well as a substantial modification of the InAs QDs, we studied the effect of the CL growth temperature in a range between 450°C and 3-oxoacyl-(acyl-carrier-protein) reductase 480°C. A series of four learn more samples was grown with CL growth temperatures set to 450°C, 460°C, 470°C, and 480°C (labeled as A1, A2, A3, and A4, respectively). Figure 1 shows the PL spectra of the four samples. The small peak wavelength shifts observed do not follow any tendency with the growth temperature and are likely within the reproducibility error bar. Nevertheless, an improvement of the luminescence properties can be observed with increasing the growth temperature from 450°C up to 470°C, being more remarkable for the last temperature case. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) is slightly reduced, and the integrated intensity is approximately doubled when raising the temperature within this range. However, above 470°C, the integrated PL intensity is reduced by approximately 65% and the FWHM is slightly increased.