Abstract

We report a study of the 2.8 eV blue luminescence (BL) in heaviliy Mg-doped p-GaN via resonant excitation with a tunable blue dye laser. The dependence of the BL on the excitation photon energy (Eex) is unlike that of the yellow luminescence found in n-type GaN. An Urbach-type band tail, with Urbach parameter of 33 meV is observed in the vicinity of the BL energy. We propose that the peak energy of the BL marks the transition from localized states to delocalized states within this band tail.

Original Publication Citation

What determines the emission peak energy of the blue luminescence in highly Mg-doped p-GaAs? J.S. Colton and P.Y. Yu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 25 (21). The original version may be found at: http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v78/i17/p25_s1

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2001-04-23

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2994

Publisher

American Institute of Physics

Language

English

College

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Department

Physics and Astronomy

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