Transferability of optical bowing parameters between binary and ternary group-IV alloys

Vijay R. D'Costa, Candi S. Cook, Jose Menendez, John Tolle, John Kouvetakis, Stefan Zollner

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We present a detailed analysis of the compositional dependence of the average over(E, ̄)1 of the E1 and E11 transition energies in Ge1-x-ySixSny alloys. We show that this dependence can be explained in terms of three bowing parameters-bSiGe, bGeSn, and bSiSn-which scale with the product ΔχΔR of the Phillips electronegativity and size mismatches between Si, Ge, and Sn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2006



  • A. Semiconductors
  • D. Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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