The growth of InAs on InP and InP on GaAs is investigated using reflectance anisotropy (RA) measurements. Very large optical anisotropies are observed, related to the three-dimensional growth mode of these materials. A model is proposed to account for the optical properties of the samples, using effective medium theories to describe the roughness. Good quantitative agreement is obtained for small roughness thickness, and a qualitative description is found for larger roughness features. The RA technique is found to be very useful to monitor the growth of lattice-mismatched materials, particularly at the nucleation stage.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)