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Enhancement of photocurrent in InGaN/pseudo-AlIGaN multi quantum wells by surface acoustic wave
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we have investigated the variation of internal electric field of 4-period In0.16Ga0.84N/pseudo-AlInGaN multiquantum wells (MQWs) embedded in p-i-n structure by surface acoustic waves (SAWs). The pseudo-AlInGaN barriers consist of two In0.16Ga0.84N(11 Å) sandwiched by three Al0.064Ga0.936N (15 Å). The equivalent indium and aluminum compositions in pseudo-AlInGaN barrier are 0.043 and 0.052, respectively, which can be calculated by volume ratio. For reference purpose, In0.16Ga0.84N/GaN MQWs was also used. To generate surface acoustic wave, interdigital patterns with 1 μm finger width were fabricated by e-beam lithography. The piezoelectric fields for GaN barrier and pseudo- Al0.043In0.052Ga0.905N barrier samples are found to be 1.5 MV/cm, 0.33 MV/cm from bias-PL. From μ-PL measurement for pseudo-Al0.043In0.052Ga0.905N barrier sample, we observed lowest luminescence intensity at 100 MHz and 13 dBm in radio frequency (RF) generator, which means that electron-hole recombination can be suppressed by SAWs. The Photocurrent measurement for pseudo-Al0.043In0.052Ga0.905N barrier sample was observed increasing around 2 orders of magnitude at 100 MHz when compare to GaN barrier sample. Based on our results, the reduced piezoelectric field added to SAWs can be provided one of the solutions for enhancing photocurrent in III-nitride photovoltaic devices by extract carriers from quantum wells easily and enhancing traveling length of carriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11201, SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications 2019, 112011H (31 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2540003
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Byung-Guon Park, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Reddeppa Maddaka, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Moon-Deock Kim, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Woo-Chul Yang, Dongguk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Deuk-Young Kim, Dongguk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sejoon Lee, Dongguk Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11201:
SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications 2019
M. Cather Simpson; Saulius Juodkazis, Editor(s)

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