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Optical properties and band structure of highly doped gallium nitride
Author(s): Rüdiger Goldhahn; Karsten Lange; Martin Feneberg
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Paper Abstract

Spectroscopic ellipsometry is applied for determining the ordinary and extraordinary dielectric functions of wurtzite GaN for different free-electron concentrations. The analysis of the dielectric functions in the infrared spectral range yields the frequencies of the coupled longitudinal plasmonphonon modes. From the related plasma frequencies the anisotropy of the effective electron mass is determined. The data in the ultraviolet range indicate unambiguously that the L-valley of the conduction band for undoped material is located at least ≈ 2 eV above the conduction band minimum at the Γ-point. In contrast to the behavior at the Γ-point, the band structure at the L-valley does not undergo a renormalization with increasing free-electron density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9363, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices X, 93630G (13 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079379
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Rüdiger Goldhahn, Otto-von-Guericke-Univ. Magdeburg (Germany)
Karsten Lange, Otto-von-Guericke-Univ. Magdeburg (Germany)
Martin Feneberg, Otto-von-Guericke-Univ. Magdeburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9363:
Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices X
Jen-Inn Chyi; Hiroshi Fujioka; Hadis Morkoç, Editor(s)

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