Photoluminescence study of type-Il InGaPN/GaAs quantum wells

Dares Kaewket, Sakuntam Sanorpim, Sukkaneste Tungasmita, Ryuji Katayama, Kentaro Onabe

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Nearly lattice-matched ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y bulk layer and ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y/GaAs and GaAs! ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y quantum wells with higher N content, y = 0.O 27, were grown on GaAs(001) substrates by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. High-resolution X-ray diffraction results demonstrated the high quality of both the layer and quantum wells with fairly flat interfaces. Temperature dependent photoluminescence results showed that a near-band-edge emission is dominant in the bulk ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y layer, which at low temperature (T < 100 K) is associated with localized emissions centered at ̃1 .73 eV. Bandgap of ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y was examined to be 1.81 and 1.78 eV at 10 K and room-temperature, respectively. Low temperature (10 K)photoluminescence spectrum obtained from the GaAs!ln 0.528Ga 0.472P 1-yN y quantum well also exhibited red emission at 1.73 eV attributed to the emission from the InGaPN barrier. In addition, there are the extra weak peaks appear in a near-infrared energy range at 1.357 and 1.351 eV for ln xGa 1-xP 1-yN yGaAs and GaAs/ln xGa 1-xP 1-yN y quantum wells, respectively. Such optical transitions are considered as an indirect transition between electrons located in the InGaPN and holes located in the GaAs regions. This situation suggested that both the In 0.528Ga 0.472P 0.973N 0.O27/GaAs and GaAs/In 0.528Ga 0.472P 0.973N 0.O27 quantum wells exhibits a type-Il quantum structure. This interpretation is justified when the valence and conduction band offsets of the type-Il band alignment, which are relatively approximated to be 450 and 160 meV, are properly taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7154-7157
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1


  • InGaPN
  • Photoluminescence
  • Quantum Well
  • Type-Il
  • Valence Band Offset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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