Title: Strain relaxation induced microphotoluminescence characteristics of a single InGaN-based nanopillar fabricated by focused ion beam milling
Authors: Yu, Peichen
Chiu, C. H.
Wu, Yuh-Renn
Yen, H. H.
Chen, J. R.
Kao, C. C.
Yang, Han-Wei
Kuo, H. C.
Lu, T. C.
Yeh, W. Y.
Wang, S. C.
Department of Electrophysics
Department of Photonics
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2008
Abstract: A freestanding nanopillar with a diameter of 300 nm and a height of 2 mu m is demonstrated by focused ion beam milling. The measured microphotoluminescence (mu-PL) from the embedded InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells shows a blueshift of 68 meV in energy with a broadened full width at half maximum, similar to 200 meV. Calculations based on the valence force field method suggest that the spatial variation of the strain tensors in the nanopillar results in the observed energy shift and spectrum broadening. Moreover, the power-dependent mu-PL measurement suggests that the strain-relaxed emission region exhibits a higher radiative recombination rate than that of the strained region, indicating potential for realizing high-efficiency nanodevices in the UV/blue wavelength range. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2965461
ISSN: 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.2965461
Volume: 93
Issue: 8
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