Optical properties of a-plane GaN strained by photo-chemically grown gallium hydroxide

S. L. Wang, B. C. Yeh, H. M. Wu, L. H. Peng, C. M. Lai, Tsung-Shine Ko, T. C. Lu, S. C. Wang, A. H. Kung

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Abstract

We report the observation of green emission centered at 500nm, accompanied with luminescence enhancement and spectral blue shift (∼31meV) in the bandedge emission from a-plane grown gallium nitride (GaN) passivated with gallium hydroxide (GaOOH). From study of the photo-current response and polarization-resolved low-temperature microphotoluminescence (μ-PL) we resolved an evolution of gain competition process between the green and the UV emission bands. By dissolving the oxide we recover the emission characteristics of the as-grown a-GaN. These observations can be ascribed to a formation of compressively-strained a-GaN due to a coherently grown GaOOH atop layer. The latter is responsible for the spectral blue shift and the generation of acceptor like deep-levels causing the green-band transition in the emission and photo-current response. Enhancement of bandedge emission from the oxide covered a-GaN is due to the GaOOH surface passivation effect which was prepared by the photo-enhance wet oxidation method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1780-1782
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event7th International Conference of Nitride Semiconductors, ICNS-7 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2007 Sep 162007 Sep 21

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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