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In this paper we review studies aiming at elucidation of the mechanisms responsible for anomalously low pressure coefficients of the light emission energy, dEE/dP, observed in quantum structures of InGaN/GaN and GaN/AlGaN. We have established that in hexagonal InGaN/GaN and GaN/AlGaN structures the main mechanism involved is related to the pressure induced increase of the piezoelectric field which determines also the strong red shift of the emission energy with thickness of the quantum well. To reproduce the experimental findings in InGaN/GaN case, it is necessary to take into account the dependence of the piezoelectric constants on the volume-conserving strain. Whereas the experimental results on a decrease of dEE/dP in GaN/AlGaNstructures can be fully accounted for within the linear elasticity theory. In contrast to these findings, dEE/dP magnitude measured in cubic InGaN/GaN quantum structures shows value close to changes of the InGaN bangap with pressure obtained from first principle calculations. The latter result is consistent with the absence of the built-in electric fields in the cubic nitride structures.
We have studied an influence of pressure on the emission and absorption spectra measured from various types of InGaN structures such as epilayers, quantum wells and quantum dots. While the known pressure coefficients of GaN and InN bandgaps are in the range 40-25 meV/GPa, the experimental observation for the light emission shift with pressure for InGaN alloys is dramatically different. With the increasing In content and thus decreasing emission energy the observed pressure coefficients become very small eventually reaching zero or even slightly negative values! We have observed a much weaker trend for the decrease of the pressure coefficient for the absorption edges of InGaN. First principle calculations of InGaN band structure and its modification with a pressure are not able to explain the huge effect observed in the emission experiment but are in a good agreement with the results obtained in optical absorption measurements. We discuss here the possible mechanisms which can account for extremely low pressure coefficient of the light emission and the discrepancy between sensitivity light emission and absorption on applied pressure in InGaN alloys.
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