Raman scattering measurements were carried out in self-organized Ge quantum dot superlattices. The samples consisted of 25 periods of Ge quantum dots with different dot sizes sandwiched by 20 nm Si spacers, and were grown using solid-source molecular-beam epitaxy. Optical phonon modes were found to be around 300 cm-1, and a dependence of the Raman peak frequency on the size of dots was evidenced in good agreement with a prediction based on phonon confinement and strain effects. Acoustic phonons related to the Ge quantum dots have also been observed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)