Room Temperature Carrier Kinetics in the W-type GaInAsSb/InAs/AlSb Quantum Well Structure Emitting in Mid-Infrared Spectral Range

M. Syperek, K. Ryczko, M. Dallner, M. Dyksik, M. Motyka, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, J. Misiewicz, G. Sęk
2016 Acta Physica Polonica. A  
Room temperature carrier kinetics has been investigated in the type-II W-design AlSb/InAs/ Ga0.80In0.20As0.15Sb0.85/InAs/AlSb quantum well emitting in the mid-infrared spectral range (at 2.54 µm). A timeresolved reflectance technique, employing the non-degenerated pump-probe scheme, has been used as a main experimental tool. Based on that, a primary carrier relaxation time of 2.3 ± 0.2 ps has been found, and attributed to the initial carrier cooling process within the quantum well states, while
more » ... well states, while going towards the ground state via the carrier-optical phonon scattering mechanism. The decay of a quasi-equilibrium carrier population at the quantum well ground states is primarily governed by two relaxation channels: (i) radiative recombination within distribution of spatially separated electrons and holes that occurs in the nanosecond time scale, and (ii) the hole tunnelling out of its confining potential, characterized by a 240 ± 10 ps time constant.
doi:10.12693/aphyspola.130.1224 fatcat:vmaalla3i5f33ivicfie4dk7me