Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 251-256
photoluminescence, quantum cascade lasers, MOVPE
In the presented work, the influence of the quantum well and barrier thicknesses on optical characteristics of InGaAs/AlInAs superlattices was reported. Six different structures of In0.53Ga0.47As/Al0.48In0.52As superlattices lattice-matched to InP were grown by low pressure metal organic vapour phase epitaxy (LP-MOVPE). Optical properties of the obtained structures were examined by means of photoluminescence spectroscopy. This technique allows quick, simple and non-destructive measurements of radiative optical transitions in different semiconductor heterostructures. The analysis of recorded photoluminescence spectra revealed the influence of the quantum well and barrier thicknesses on the emission line energy.