We report on the design and growth of asymmetric T-shaped quantum wires with large one-dimensional confinement energies. Prior to growth, the optimal structure for a given (110) well width is determined by a calculation, The structures are made by molecular beam epitaxy cleaved edge overgrowth. We demonstrate a confinement of 53 meV in an experimental structure consisting of a narrow (110) oriented GaAs/Al0.3Ga0.7As quantum well overgrown on much wider(001) oriented Al0.14Ga0.86As/Al0.3Ga0.7As wells. (C) 1996 American Institute of Physics.
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