Photoluminescence and Raman studies of GaN films grown by MOCVD
The photoluminescence (PL) of high quality GaN epitaxial layer grown by MOCVD was investigated for various excitation power and temperatures from 8.3 to 300K. The PL at 8.3 K and with relatively low excitation power of GaN film grown on c-plane sapphire by using MOCVD shows clearly free-exciton A, B and exciton A bound to neutral donors (D°X) at 3.502 eV, 3.509 eV, and 3.496 eV, respectively. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) and binding energy of exciton A of the high quality GaN film were evaluated as small as 3.7 meV and 27.9 0.5 meV, respectively. In addition, PL and Raman scattering of GaN films grown on r-plane sapphire and (111) Si substrates by using MOCVD were examined. The residual stress effect was detected in all films. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.