Influence of the lattice mismatch on the lattice vibration modes for InAs/GaSb superlattices

Aslan B., Korkmaz M.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.362, pp.244-249, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 362
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.11.244
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-249
  • Keywords: InAs/GaSb superlattice, Raman scattering, Interface phonon, Folding acoustic phonon, Lattice mismatch, 2ND-ORDER RAMAN-SCATTERING, II SUPERLATTICE, INTERFACE, PHONONS, INAS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Raman scattering study on a group of InAs/GaSb superlattice (SL) samples where the strain is systematically changed from tensile to compressive regime is presented. The effect of the lattice mismatch between the substrate and the epitaxially grown SL layers on particularly the InSb-like interface phonon frequencies is revealed in the backscattering geometry. The higher order folded longitudinal acoustic (FLA) phonon modes are also observed for samples having different superlattice periodicity. An ideality factor is incorporated into the model used for predicting the FLA phonon frequencies to simply express the deviation in the average acoustic velocity in the SL from the one in the homogeneous medium with abrupt transition in the interfaces. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.