MOVPE growth and optical investigations of InGaPN alloys

Sakuntam Sanorpim, Fumihiro Nakajima, Nobuhiro Nakadan, Tokuharu Kimura, Ryuji Katayama, Kentaro Onabe

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InGaPN alloy films were grown on GaP (0 0 1) substrates by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE) at 635 °C using trimethylgallium (TMGa), trimethylindium (TMIn), PH3 and 1,1-dimethylhydrazine (DMHy) as the precursors of Ga, In, P and N, respectively. For the fixed combination of TMGa, PH3 and TMIn flows, the composition control of InxGa 1-xP1-yNy was achieved simply by changing the molar flow ratio of DMHy to the total group V sources, giving y=0-8.7% and x=17.6%. The grown films show a systematic red shift of the photoluminescence (PL) peak energy with increasing N content. On the other hand, with increasing the TMIn molar flow while the other flows were fixed, the N incorporation is much affected by the TMIn flow due to some reaction kinetics. In fact, the N content was decreased from y=2.6% to 1.6% while the In content was increased from x=0 to 10.9%. As a result, the apparent blueshift of the PL peak energy for this growth series is due to the reduction of N incorporation with increasing TMIn flow. The lattice-matched InxGa 1-xP1-yNy (x=17.6%, y=7.4%) film showed an excellent structural and optical quality in spite of the relatively high N content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1017-e1021
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 15
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. Compositional analysis
  • A1. High-resolution X-ray diffraction
  • A1. Photoluminescence
  • A3. Metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy
  • B1. III-V Nitrides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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