The subgap optical absorption of GaAs layers grown by low temperature molecular beam epitaxy is measured by photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS). The absorption increases as the growth temperature decreases at a fixed wavelength. Defect densities evaluated from the absorption spectra and the known absorption cross sections are between 1018and1019cm -3. It is shown that complementary PDS phase spectra can be used to separate the absorption of the epitaxial layers from the bulk.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)