||Enhanced photo/electroluminescence properties of Eu-doped GaN through optimization of the growth temperature and Eu related defect environment
Zhu, W. ,
Mitchell, B. ,
Timmerman, D. ,
Uedono, A. ,
Koizumi, A.Fujiwara, Y.
, p.056103 , 2016-05 , AIP Publishing
The influence of growth temperature on the surface morphology and luminescence properties of Eu-doped GaN layers grown by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy was investigated. By using a Eu source that does not contain oxygen in its molecular structure, and varying the growth temperature, the local defect environment around the Eu3+ ions was manipulated, yielding a higher emission intensity from the Eu3+ ions and a smoother sample surface. The optimal growth temperature was determined to be 960 °C and was used to fabricate a GaN-based red light-emitting diode with a significantly higher output power.