Multiple quantum well optical waveguides with large absorption edge blue shift produced by boron and fluorine impurity‐induced disordering

O’Neill, M., Bryce, A.C., Marsh, J.H. , De La Rue, R.M. , Roberts, J.S. and Jeynes, C. (1989) Multiple quantum well optical waveguides with large absorption edge blue shift produced by boron and fluorine impurity‐induced disordering. Applied Physics Letters, 55(14), pp. 1373-1375. (doi:10.1063/1.101597)

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Abstract

Impurity‐induced disordering of GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well waveguide structures has been carried out using the neutral impurities boron and fluorine, introduced by ion implantation and followed by thermal annealing. Substantial blue shifts (up to 100 meV) in the absorption edge have been obtained and, for similar conditions, fluorine‐induced disordering produces larger shifts than boron‐induced disordering. Optical transmission measurements performed in slab and rib waveguides indicate that the additional contribution to the absorption coefficient associated with boron disordering is 15 dB cm−1 and with fluorine disordering is only 6 dB cm−1.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the Science and Engineering Research Council (UK).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsh, Professor John and De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: O’Neill, M., Bryce, A.C., Marsh, J.H., De La Rue, R.M., Roberts, J.S., and Jeynes, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Applied Physics Letters
Publisher:AIP Publishing
ISSN:0003-6951
ISSN (Online):1077-3118

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