We demonstrate tuning of a two-dimensional (2D) plasmon spectrum in modulation-doped AlAs quantum wells via the application of in-plane uniaxial strain. We show that the dramatic change in the plasma spectrum is caused by strain-induced redistribution of charge carriers between anisotropic Xx and Xy valleys. The discovered piezoplasmonic effect provides a tool to study the band structure of 2D systems. We use the piezoplasmonic effect to measure how the inter-valley energy splitting depends on the deformation. This dependency yields the AlAs deformation potential of E2=(5.6±0.3) eV.

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