Defect luminescence in heavily Mg doped GaN

M. A. Reshchikov*, G. C. Yi, Bruce W Wessels

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Behavior of the photoluminescence band at about 2.8 eV in heavily Mg doped GaN has been studied at different temperatures and excitation intensities. The 2.8 eV band is attributed to donor-acceptor transitions involving a Mg acceptor. The large blue shift of the band with increasing excitation intensity is explained by variation in the contribution of close and distant pairs to the luminescence. The red shift of the band with increasing temperature under high excitation intensity conditions results from thermal release of carriers from close pairs. The thermal activation energy of the deep donor, about 0.4 eV, is determined from the quenching of the 2.8 eV luminescence band at high temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium on 'GaN and Related Alloys' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1998Dec 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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