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Emission Mechanism of the InGaN MQW Grown by MOCVD

  • Yukio Narukawa (a1), Yoichi Kawakami (a1), Shizuo Fujita (a1), Shigeo Fujita (a1) and Shuji Nakamura (a2)...

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Dynamical behavior of radiative recombination has been assessed in the In0.20Ga0.80N (3nm)/In0.05Ga0.95N (6 nm) multiple quantum well (MQW) structure by means of transmittance (TR), electroreflectance (ER), photoluminescence excitation (PLE) and time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) spectroscopy. The PL at 20 K was mainly composed of two emission bands whose peaks are located at 2.920 eV and 3.155 eV. The ER and PLE revealed that the transition at 3.155 eV is due to the excitons at quantized level between n=1 conduction and n=1 A(Γ) valence bands, while the main PL peak at 2.920 eV is attributed to the excitons localized at the trap centers within the well. The TRPL features were well understood as the effect of localization where photo-generated excitons are transferred from the n=1 band to the localized centers, and then are localized further to the tail state. The origin of the localized centers were attributed to the In-rich region in the wells acting as quantum dots which could be observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX).

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