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Photoluminescence (PL), micro-PL, and PL excitation (PLE) spectroscopy for different light polarizations have been used to investigate the electronic properties of GaAs characterized by a dominant wurtzite (WZ) phase that forms in bare GaAs and in InGaAs/GaAs heterostructure (HS) nanowires (NWs). In both cases, the GaAs luminescence exhibits very narrow emission lines, which persist up to room temperature. At 10 K, the energy of the exciton ground state recombination of GaAs NWs is equal to 1.522–1.524 eV. In HS NWs, micro-PL combined with transmission electron microscopy pinpoints the tip of the GaAs section, with a dominant WZ phase, as the origin of that emission. In PLE, two very narrow excitonic absorptions at 1.523 and 1.631 eV involve different critical points of the WZ valence band (Γ 9 v and Γ 7 v u). The low-energy peak shows a negligible Stokes shift with respect to PL. At 10 K, a further weak …
American Physical Society
Publication date: 
10 Jun 2013

Marta De Luca, Giovanna Lavenuta, Antonio Polimeni, Silvia Rubini, Vincenzo Grillo, Francesco Mura, Antonio Miriametro, Mario Capizzi, Faustino Martelli

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Volume: 87 Issue: 23 Pages: 235304
Physical Review B