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3 March 2006 Effects of growth interruption time on InGaN/GaN quantum dots grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition
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Wide-bandgap gallium nitride (GaN) quantum dot (QD) structure is attractive because it is a zero-dimensional (0-D) confinement structure and has many unique physical characteristics. We have successfully grown self-assembled InGaN QDs structure by metal organic chemical vapor deposition. A high quality GaN/sapphire template with a flat surface and the suitable growth condition including low growth temperature and low V/III ratio were used to grow InGaN QDs structure. The density of InGaN QDs is about 4.5 × 1010 cm-2 with an average lateral size of 11.5 nm and an average height of 1.6 nm. The effect of the interruption growth for InGaN QDs structure was systematic studied with the growth temperature of 660°C. The surface morphology and optical property was measured by atomic forced microscopy and various temperature PL, respectively. The results indicated that as increasing interruption time from 30s to 120s, QDs area occupied on the surface above the wetting layer increases from 5.2% to 7.2%, and the In composition decreases from 25% to 21%. The results were discussed by considering the influences of ad-atom desorption and diffusion effect between wetting layer and InGaN QDs structure. Our results suggest that the interruption growth during an optimum time can modify the size of InGaN QDs and extend the emission wavelength to short wavelength, and at the same time improve the QD optical quality. Using this technique was feasible for formation of multi layer InGaN QDs structures and applicable for the fabrication of GaN-based light emitting devices.
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H. H. Yao, G. S. Huang, T. C. Lu, C. Y. Chen, W. D. Liang, H. C. Kuo, and S. C. Wang "Effects of growth interruption time on InGaN/GaN quantum dots grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition", Proc. SPIE 6121, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices, 612102 (3 March 2006);

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