Zinc blende MgS has been grown on GaAs by molecular beam epitaxy using a novel method where the sources were Mg and ZnS. A reaction at the surface results in the formation of MgS layers with a Zn content estimated by secondary ion mass spectrometry and Auger spectroscopy to be between 0.5% and 2%. Double crystal x-ray rocking curve measurements of ZnSe/MgS/ZnSe layers show layers with good crystallinity. Using this growth technique layers up to 67 nm thick have been grown. Photoluminescence measurements of MgS/ZnSe/MgS single-quantum-well structures show that the confinement of the heavy hole excitons can be as large as 430 meV for a 1.7 nm well. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Jun 2000|