Optically pumped 500 nm InGaN green lasers grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy.
MOLECULAR beam epitaxy
PIEZOELECTRIC materials research
Journal of Applied Physics; Sep2011, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p063110, 7p
We report on optically pumped lasing at 500 nm on InGaN laser structures grown by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The InGaN laser structures were grown under group III-rich conditions on bulk (0001) GaN substrates. The influence of the nitrogen flux and growth temperature on the indium content of InGaN layers was studied. We demonstrate that at elevated growth temperatures, where appreciable dissociation rate for In-N bonds is observed, the indium content of InGaN layers increases with increasing nitrogen flux. We show that growth of InGaN at higher temperatures improves optical quality of InGaN quantum wells, which is crucial for green emitters. The influence of piezoelectric fields on the lasing wavelength is also discussed. In particular, the controversial issue of partial versus complete screening of built-in electric field at lasing conditions is examined, supporting the former case. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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