Evidence of localization effects in InGaN single-quantum-well ultraviolet light-emitting diodes

S. F. Chichibu, K. Wada, J. Müllhäuser, O. Brandt, K. H. Ploog, T. Mizutani, A. Setoguchi, R. Nakai, M. Sugiyama, H. Nakanishi, K. Korii, T. Deguchi, T. Sota, S. Nakamura

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Abstract

The importance of doping or alloying with In for obtaining high external quantum efficiency was shown for GaN-based single-quantum-well (SQW) structures in terms of localization effects due to quantum-disk (Q-disk [M. Sugawara, Phys. Rev. B 51, 10743 (1995)])-size potential minima in the QW plane. The ultraviolet light-emitting diode with lightly In-alloyed InGaN SQW exhibited an electroluminescence peak from the band-tail states. Monochromatic cathodoluminescence mapping images of In0.03Ga0.97N SQW indicated the presence of Q-disk-size effective bandgap variation. Furthermore, cubic InGaN QW which does not suffer from the piezoelectric field normal to the QW plane, also exhibited a broad band-tail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1671-1673
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume76
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar 27

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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