Urbach-Martienssen tails in a wurtzite GaN epilayer

S. Chichibu, T. Mizutani, T. Shioda, H. Nakanishi, T. Deguchi, T. Azuhata, Takayuki Sota, S. Nakamura

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    Effects of an interaction between the electronic and lattice systems on the optical spectra of a wurtzite GaN epilayer were investigated. The exponentially increasing absorption tail was well explained as an Urbach-Martienssen tail, giving the characteristic phonon energy of 30 meV. The result indicates that few longitudinal optical phonons contribute to the exciton-phonon coupling even at room temperature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3440-3442
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number25
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 23


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    Chichibu, S., Mizutani, T., Shioda, T., Nakanishi, H., Deguchi, T., Azuhata, T., Sota, T., & Nakamura, S. (1997). Urbach-Martienssen tails in a wurtzite GaN epilayer. Applied Physics Letters, 70(25), 3440-3442.