Frequency shifted polaron coupling in GaInAs heterostructures

L. C. Brunel*, S. Huant, R. J. Nicholas, M. A. Hopkins, M. A. Brummell, K. Karrai, J. C. Portal, M. Razeghi, K. Y. Cheng, A. Y. Cho

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Frequency dependent cyclotron resonance measurements are reported on Ga0.47In0.53AsInP and Ga0.47In0.53AsAl0.48In0.52As heterostructures. Discontinuities in the effective mass are observed at two frequencies, due to resonant polaron coupling to the two optic phonon modes in GaInAs. In heterojunctions the coupling occurs at the frequencies of the TO phonons, in contrast to bulk materials, and the relative strength of the coupling to the two modes is different in the two systems. In more lightly doped superlattices the coupling is stronger, leading to larger shifts in the effective mass, and occurs at the LO phonon frequencies. This behaviour is discussed in terms of possible changes in the screening and polarisation of the optic phonon modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-548
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 3 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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