Observation of the Stark effect in coupled quantum wells by electroluminescence and circularly polarized photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy

Y. Kato, Y. Takahashi, S. Fukatsu, Y. Shiraki, R. Ito

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Abstract

Successful observation is reported of the quantum-confined Stark effect in electroluminescence (EL) under a]] forward" electric-field condition, with a current injected into a p-i-n diode containing Al0.3Ga 0.7As/GaAs symmetric coupled double quantum wells (CDQWs). The Stark shift observed in EL and (under a reverse bias) in photoluminescence (PL), in both of which the transitions involved are between the electron and heavy-hole lowest states, is found to be symmetrical with respect to the flatband bias, in agreement with calculations. The origin of the optical transitions between electron and light- or heavy-hole states in the CDQWs is also clearly identified by a combination of PL and circularly polarized photoluminescence excitation spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7476-7481
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume75
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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