The origin of two "deep" photoluminescence (PL) emissions observed in wurtzite (yellow PL) and cubic (red PL) GaN is discussed. PL and time-resolved PL studies confirm donor-acceptor pair character of the yellow band in wurtzite GaN and point to participation of shallow donors in this emission. A similar PL mechanism is proposed for the red emission of cubic GaN. We further show a puzzling property of both yellow and red PLs. Both yellow and red emissions show spatial homogeneity and are only weakly dependent on surface morphology.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Physica Polonica A|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|