Phonon raman scattering in quantum wires

J. Rubio, H. P. Van Der Meulen, N. Mestres, J. M. Calleja, K. H. Wang, P. Ils, A. Forchel, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev

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Phonons in narrow quantum wires of In0.53Ga0.47As showing strong one-dimensional confinement of carriers have been studied by Raman spectroscopy. A strong enhancement of the Raman intensity of the longitudinal optical phonon of the wires is observed for wire widths decreasing down to 40 nm. For narrower wires (10-30 nm), the Raman intensity falls very rapidly as the surface roughness becomes comparable to the wire width. No changes in the phonon frequency have been observed. The increased Raman intensity is attributed to enhanced resonance effects due to the one-dimensional confinement of carriers. The role of wavevector non-conservation and surface electric fields on the Fröhlich scattering efficiency are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalSolid-State Electronics
Issue number1-8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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