Polarization anisotropies in quantum wells

Gerrit E.W. Bauer, Hiroyuki Sakaki

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Three mechanisms are discussed which can cause a dependence of the optical absorption on the direction of the polarization vector in the plane of a quantum well (QW), i.e. the warping distortion, strain, and anisotropic scattering potentials. Measured optical anisotropies do not constitute proof of quantum-wire or lateral superlattice formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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