Dislocation-related optical absorption in plastically deformed GaN

Hiroki Hasegawa, Yasushi Kamimura, Keiichi Edagawa, Ichiro Yonenaga

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Optical absorption spectra have been measured for plastically deformed GaN to investigate effects of dislocations. The interband absorption edge has been observed to shift noticeably to lower photon energy by deformation, which has been analyzed based on a model of the Franz-Keldysh effect by the electric fields associated with charged dislocations. This model has satisfactorily reproduced the observed absorption spectra. In a lower energy region, a decrease in free-carrier absorption by deformation has been observed, which is partly attributable to the decrease in carrier concentration by carrier trapping at dislocation states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026103
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 7

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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