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Near infrared photoluminescence observed in dilute GaSbBi alloys grown by liquid phase epitaxy

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Infrared Physics and Technology
Issue number1
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)156-160
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report the first observation of photoluminescence (PL) from the dilute bismide alloy GaSbBi. Epitaxial layers are grown by liquid phase epitaxy technique onto GaSb (1 00) substrates and PL is obtained in the near infrared spectral range (lambda similar to 1.6 mu m). Incorporation of 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 at% Bi to the layer results in a decrease of band gap energy up to 40 meV as well as an increase of luminescence from the sample. Structural analysis confirms the successful incorporation of Bi consistent with an increase in lattice parameter. Raman spectroscopy measurements indicate vibrational modes due to GaBi as well as to free Bi atoms residing at interstitial spaces. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.